Scott Lee 李捷琦， Viola
Scott Lee has established himself as one of the most exciting and unique violists. His exceptional musicality and virtuositic playing distinguish him as one of this generation’s quintessential artists.
New York Times described his playing as “flawless technical resources combines them with an assured sense of musicianship, a remarkable and auspicious talent. ” Also, hailed as “the superstar of his generation” by the String Magazine.
Winner of the 1996 Concert Artists Guild Competition, he became the youngest winner in the Competition’s 50 year history. Mr. Lee has been a top prize winner in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, the William Primrose Viola Competition, and the Corpus Christi (TX) Young Artists Competition. Scott Lee has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including, the Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony and L.A Chamber Orchestra. Other orchestral performances include the Longmont Philharmonic, and the International Sejong Soloists. In recital, he has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Scott Lee has been a featured soloist at the International Hindemith Viola Festival and at the 22nd and 24th International Viola Congresses.
Scott Lee is also an extremely active chamber musician. In summer 2011, Mr. Lee joined the Miami String Quartet. Recent highlights of Mr. Lee’s chamber music concert schedule include performances at the El Paso Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, OK Mozart Festival, Newport Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Ravinia Festival, Savannah Music Festival, New York City’s Bargemusic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Musicians from Marlboro, Merkin Concert Hall, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Gardner Museum in Boston and the Metropolitan Museum, the Marlboro Festival and in numerous chamber music venues across the United States. He has also collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, and Miami String Quartets, and performed with members of the Beaux Arts and Mannes Piano Trios. His chamber music partners have included such renowned artists as Cho-Liang Lin, Nai-Yuan Hu, Gil Shaham, Hilary Hahn, Ralph Kirshbaum, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, and Gary Hoffman.
Mr. Lee joined Miami String Quartet and became the newest member of the quartet in 2011. The quartet has recorded for BMG records in their release of two sting quartets by Alberto Ginastera and String Quartet No.1 and No.2 by Peteris Vasks which was dedicated and premiered by the Miami String Quartet.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Mr. Lee began his music studies on the violin at age eight studying with Chia-Rong Lin. He took up the viola at age thirteen, and came to the United States the next year to study at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, where his viola teacher was Donald McInnes and his violin teacher was Alice Schoenfield. He has studied with Michael Tree at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School where he studied with Paul Neubauer.
He is now Professor of Viola at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and a faculty member at the McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal.
1977年出生於台北的李捷琦，八歲時與林佳蓉老師學習小提琴，十三歲時與林安誠老師開始學習中提琴，隔年就到美國加州Idyllwild 藝術學院就讀，師事中提琴教授Donald McInnes及小提琴教授Alice Schonfeld。於Curtis音樂院期間又師事Michael Tree，隨後於茱莉亞音樂學院完成學士學位，師事Paul Neubauer。目前李捷琦是Idyllwild 藝術學院、Idyllwild暑期室內樂研習營的教授，同時亦於University of Missori, Kansas City任教，為該校歷來最年輕的中提琴教授。
中提琴家李捷琦，在國際上曾贏得數場比賽大獎，當中包括：1996年的音樂會藝術家協會比賽(Concert Artist Guild Competition)得主，也是該比賽五十年來最年輕的得獎者。1994年赴美之後，他連續獲得Rio Hondo 青年藝術家比賽第一名；Corpus Christi 青年藝術家比賽與Pasadena 樂器大賽第二名；Lionel Tertis 國際中提琴大賽第三名；以及1995年William Primrose國際中提琴大賽第三獎。
李捷琦曾與Guaneri、Juilliard、Orion及Miami絃樂四重奏、Beaux Arts及Manners鋼琴三重奏合作演出。此外，也曾與林昭亮、Kyoko Takezawa、Paul Neubauer、Ani Kavafian、Fred Sherry、Gil Shaham、Felix Galimir、David Soyer、Peter Wiley、Gary Hoffman及Hilary Hahn等人合作演出室內樂，於紐約卡內基廳、甘迺迪演奏廳、Alice Tully音樂廳、大都會博物館表演廳、波士頓Isabella Stewart園藝博物館音樂廳，以及台北國家音樂廳等地舉行。參與的音樂節演出包括Ravinia 音樂節、西雅圖、Newport、Idyllwild室內樂音樂節、及La Jolla 室內樂協會音樂節。1995年，李捷琦受邀於國際辛德密特中提琴音樂節演出。1994年，於第22屆國際中提琴會議中首演Micahael Berkeley的作品“Odd Man Out”，隨後於第25屆年會中再度受邀舉行獨奏會。