Composer of the Month May 2020: Thomas Oboe Lee

Thomas Oboe LeeThomas Oboe Lee was born in China in 1945. He lived in São Paulo, Brazil, for six years before coming to the United States in 1966. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he studied composition at the New England Conservatory and Harvard University. He has been a member of the music faculty at Boston College since 1990. To date, Mr. Lee has composed more than 200 works: nine symphonies, fifteen concerti for various solo instruments, thirteen string quartets, a 100-minute two-act chamber opera 'The Inman Diaries,' many choral works and song cycles, and numerous solo and chamber works. Mr. Lee has received many awards for his music: the Rome Prize Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts Composers Fellowships, two Massachusetts Artists Fellowships, the Koussevitzky Tanglewood Composition Prize and First Prize at the Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards for his String Quartet No. 3 'Child of Uranus, Father of Zeus.' His works are published by Departed Feathers Music.

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Listen to 'Courante' Concerto Barocco for Cello and Piano: