Korean saxophonist to perform at CU Feb. 1 and 2

 

Jan. 24, 2012

By Natasha Janes, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The School of Music of Campbellsville
University is hosting Korean saxophonist Seungdong Lee for a master class and
recital, Feb. 1 and 2, both of which are open to the public.

He performs in the KBS Symphony Orchestra and Sung Nam
Philharmonic Orchestra, and he is the principal saxophonist of the Korea
Saxophone Ensemble.

The saxophone master class is Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in
The Gheens Recital Hall; the recital is Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m., also in The
Gheens Recital Hall.

Lee was born in 1980 at Seoul in South Korea. He earned his
bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. In 2005, he began
studies in France where he earned numerous honors and awards including first
prize at the Concour European de Musique en Picardi.

He returned to Korea in 2008 and has since appeared as a
soloist with the Si-Heun Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yonsei Symphonic Band and the
Venust Wind Orchestra. He has been a saxophone professor at Yonsei University
and Gangneung-Wonju University since 2009. In 2010, Lee was chosen as a RICO
artist.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed
Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63
undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight
pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is
campbellsville.edu.

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