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Homer Lee

Homer Lee joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 1987 and has been on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since 1988. In addition to his teaching duties there, he also conducts the Academy's Junior Symphony Orchestra.

 

Homer Lee has studied with many internationally renowned hornists including Cheryl Hoard (former Principal Horn, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra), Roland Pandolfi (Principal Horn, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), Alan Civil (Solo Artist), Dale Clevenger (Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), David Krehbiel (Principal Horn, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) and Derek Taylor (Former Principal Horn, BBC Symphony Orchestra).

 

Homer Lee has long been active in Hong Kong's music circles, even in his teens. He joined the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1978 with whom he toured the UK, France and Australia in the summers of 1979 and 1980. He was Principal Horn with the HKYSO until he began studying at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, in 1983. He soon won many major prizes, such as the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship from 1983 to 1985 and the Lady MacLehose Prize to study at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1985.

 

Being one of the region's most active horn players and teachers, Homer Lee's highlight performances include with the Orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields during their Hong Kong visit and participating in the Asian Friendly Concerts in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1994 and 1995, as a representative of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He records extensively in the studio as well as for many music appreciation programmes on the television and radio. The Macau Culture Department has invited Homer Lee to give horn masterclasses, workshops, wind quintet concerts and to be an adjudicator for the Youth Music Competition as part of the Macau Youth Music Festival.

 

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