Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Justin Lee is principal flutist of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony and has appeared in the NYC area with Utopia Opera, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, as concerto soloist with the Manhattan Wind Ensemble, and will be seen next season with the New York Chamber Players Orchestra. Recently, he was chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2018 Myrna Brown Artist Competition. In the San Francisco Bay Area from 2008-2014, Justin was a founding member of the contemporary chamber group Nonsemble 6, commissioning new works and presenting heralded renditions of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire in fully staged, costumed, and memorized performances. Justin has performed with the Napa Music Festival Opera, Opera Academy of California, Magik*Magik Orchestra, and One Found Sound. Other highlights include Justin’s appearances at the Festival of French Classical Music of Silicon Valley, the Astoria Music Festival in Oregon, the Kennedy Center in D.C., and Other Minds Festival. Passionate about education, Justin co-created a flute/harp/horn trio for San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music program and performed interactive classical music concerts for nearly ten thousand students in public schools. As a master’s student studying with Timothy Day, Justin won the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition and was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Flute. Justin also won the Western Washington University Concerto Competition and top prizes in the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Soloist Competition and Bellingham Music Club Competition. Justin can be heard on the albums of Gem Club, How to Dress Well; in Naxos recordings of the Kreutzer Violin Concertos featuring Axel Strauss, and on bass clarinet duo Sqwonk’s album Sqwonk+. Justin’s primary teachers are Tim Day, Zart Dombourian-Eby, and Lisa McCarthy.
Aside from music, Justin spends time with his two adorable cats and his wonderful partner of many years.
Denise Fillion is a pianist currently based in New York City. She has a special affinity for new music and has worked with several significant living composers, including Tristan Murail, Frederic Rzewski, David Lang, Tristan Perich, and George Crumb. She has appeared in performance on the "Darmstadt Series" at Issue Project Room, and with Ear Heart Music at Roulette, the Washington Composers Forum concert series, Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and at Le Poisson Rouge, and universities across the country.
Denise received her Bachelor of Music degree from Western Washington University where she was a Presser Scholar studying with Jeffrey Gilliam. After working as a collaborative pianist at Western, Denise was accepted on full scholarship as a Master’s student at Stony Brook University where she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts with Christina Dahl.
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