“A marvelous protagonist…a superb cellist.” – the late Lorin Maazel
Hailed a “Miracle” by Gramophone, Trey Lee’s concerto debut at Carnegie Hall won him a rousing standing ovation, with The New York Times declaring him “the excellent cellist… with enveloping richness and lyrical sensitivity.”
Lee has worked with esteemed conductors, composers and orchestras worldwide, such as the late Lorin Maazel, Vassily Sinaisky, Yuri Bashmet, Juanjo Mena, Hannu Lintu, Osmo Vanska, Bright Sheng, Tan Dun, Moscow Soloists, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, BBC Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Munich and Romanian Radio chamber orchestras, amongst others. He is often featured at major venues around the world, most recently at the launch of the IMAGINE Project with Yoko Ono, Hugh Jackman, and ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York.
Since being the first Asian to win First Prize at the prestigious International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition, Trey has released several albums under EMI which topped the charts. His most recent albums include Bright Sheng’s The Blazing Mirage dedicated to Lee, and The Dream of the Red Chamber Suite with the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan.
A co-founder and Artistic Director of Musicus Society, Lee established the groundbreaking Musicus Fest. Since 2012, Lee has been an ambassador of UNICEF HK.