14 valses of Chopin
Born in 1985 in Seoul in South Korea, Hyo-Joo Lee started playing the piano when she was six and then followed the classes of Semi-Kyung Kim and Jin-Woo Chung in the secondary school of Arts “Ye Won”. She won several piano competitions in Korea. In 1999, aged thirteen, she obtained the first price of the International Competition of Cincinnati in the United States. In 2000, she won the first price of the International Competition Chopin for the young pianists in Moscow.
In January 2001, she obtained the Best Price of the International Competition Chopin in Japan. On the same year, she was the winner of the International Competition of Piano of Shanghai in China and is pointed out by the director of the Auvers-sur-Oise Festival who immediately invited for the next season. Hyo Joo Lee gives recitals in Japan, Russia, Poland, Republic Czech, Austria, France, Holland and in Korea. She plays with national and international orchestras such as Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Youth Orchestra, and the Mozart Symphony Orchestra.
In September 2002, she attended the class of Theodor Paraskivesko in the Higher National Conservatory of Music of Paris and then Jacques Rouvier class in 2003. In March 2003, she won the Gold Piano Campus trophy in Piano Campus – Pontoise, European Days of Piano. In August 2003, she took part in “the Night of the Piano” in the Estival Festival of Annecy where she was very successful. In 2004, the Auvers-sur-Oise Festival – within the framework of its mission of helping to the scenic career and discographic of young artists – invited her to play and proposed her to produce her first CD devoted to the “14 Waltz” of Frederic Chopin.
Hyo Joo Lee gives recitals in Japan, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Holland and in Korea. She plays with national and international orchestras such as the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Youth Orchestra, and the Mozart Symphony Orchestra.
Valse N°1 in Eb major opus 18
Valse N°2 in Ab major opus 34 N°1
Valse N°3 in A minor opus 34 N°2
Valse N°4 in F major opus 34 N°3
Valse N°5 in Ab major opus 42
Valse N°6 en Db major opus 64 N°1
Valse N°7 in C# minor opus 64 N°2
Valse N°8 in Ab major opus 64 N°3
Valse N°9 in Ab major (posthume) opus 69 N°1
Valse N°10 in B minor (posthume) opus 69 N°2
Valse N°11 in Gb major (posthume) opus 70 N°1
Valse N°12 in F minor (posthume) opus 70 N°2
Valse N°13 in Db major (posthume) opus 70 N°3
Valse N°14 in E minor opus posthume
Recording: Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, 14 rue de Madrid, 75008, Paris, Juillet 2004
• Recording engineer: Roger Lenoir
• Art direction: Raymond Alessandrin
• Piano technician: Kazuto Osato
• Photos: Alvaro Yanez
• Produce: Pascal Escande, Festival d’Auvers-sur-Oise
A Coproduction : Crédit Lyonnais – Val d’Oise, Le Departement – L’Impérial Palace, Annecy – Ville d’Auvers-sur-Oise – Cabinet Laflûte Duhourcau – Rousseau Automobiles – Conseils du Vexin Secop & Associes – Château de Mafliers – La Poste du Val d’Oise – Evobus – Le Grand Cercle.