Lee Kum-Sing

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Lee Kum-Sing
Genres Classic
Occupation(s) Pianist, Professor
Instruments Piano

Lee Kum-Sing (Chinese: 李金星) is a Canadian classical pianist and piano pedagogue originally from Sumatra.[1]


Lee Kum-Sing studied with Gerhard Puchelt and Hans Richter-Haaser in Berlin, with Julius Katchen and Magda Tagliaferro in Paris. He debuted in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1963[2] and in London’s Wigmore Hall in 1969 and has since received international ac Since 1985, he has been Visiting Professor to the Beijing Conservatory of Music. Many of the students have been prizewinners in major national and international competitions and are now actively concertizing and recording. For decades, Prof. Lee has been conducting master classes and has been on the faculty at international summer schools and festivals in the Netherlands, Poland, France, Belgium, Italy, Japan, China, U.S.A. and Canada.

Lee sits on the jury of international competitions, including Chopin (Warsaw, Poland), Queen Elisabeth (Brussels, Belgium), China (Beijing), Rachmaninov (Moscow), Gina Bachauer (Salt Lake City) and Dublin.


  1. ^ Magocsi, Paul R., ed. (1999). Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples. University of Toronto Press. p. 368. ISBN 978-0-8020-2938-6. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lee Kum Sing, Malayan, Makes Piano Debut Here". The New York Times. 5 May 1963. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

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