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Mervyn Lee

Second year piano performance major Mervyn Lee was recently named 1st prize winner of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music's 2015 Piano Concerto Competition. He gave his first public performance at the age of ten during the ""#1 Steinway"" Roadshow held at YST. One year later he made his debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as winner of the President's Young Performers auditions where he played Haydn's D major piano concerto, making him (at the age of eleven) the second youngest soloist ever to appear with the Orchestra.

He has participated in SMTA Performers' Festivals, winning Platinum Awards & SMTA Scholarships. His outstanding performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor earned him 2nd Prize in the Conservatory’s 2014 Piano Concerto Competition and he was subsequently engaged to perform the work with the Artsakh State Chamber Orchestra at the 2015 Tnjre International Festival of Young Musicians.

Mervyn also studies composition with Dr. John Sharpley. His output includes a piano trio, a violin duet, string quartet and various works for piano. He premiered his Variations on a Pavane by Byrd at the 4th Performer's Festival and is currently working on a piece for violin and piano. His film score assisted his school animation team in winning the Singapore National Climate Change Competition Video Award.

He has been invited to appear in ChildAid benefit concerts and was recently also selected as a Grand Finalist in Symphony 92.4’s Young Talents’ Project where he appeared on television performing the music of Franz Liszt. In December Mervyn triumphed at the 2015 National Piano Competition where he won 1st prize in the Senior Piano Category.

Since the age of eight he has been a protégé of Professor Thomas Hecht and currently studies harpsichord with Dr. Billy Kristanto as well.

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