OUR TEAM

Founding Artistic Directors
Ran Dank, Concert Pianist
Soyeon Kate Lee, Concert Pianist


Winner of the First Prize at the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ran Dank is also a laureate of the Naumburg, Sydney, Cleveland, and Hilton Head International Piano Competitions. In the past season of New York concerts alone, he has performed Beethoven sonatas at Merkin Hall, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in his debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, and the Tobias Picker Concerto at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Mr. Dank has appeared as soloist with the orchestras of Sydney, Cleveland, Kansas City, Phoenix, St. Luke's, Valencia, etc. He has been presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society’s prestigious Hayes Piano Series at the Kennedy Center, the Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Finland’s Mänttä Festival, where his all-Liszt recital was broadcast on Finnish National Radio, and has been invited to perform as a chamber musician in the festivals in Seattle, Montreal, Bridgehampton, and Santa Fe. Mr. Dank has studied with Emanuel Ax, Richard Goode, Joseph Kalichstein, Emanuel Krasovsky, and Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School and the Graduate Center at CUNY. He is the co-founder and artistic director of the New York based concert series, Music by the Glass, and will be joining the faculty of the College of Charleston as the head of the Piano Division in fall 2014. He resides in New York with his wife, pianist Soyeon Kate Lee.

First prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with "a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in the Dominican Republic, Orquesta de Valencia, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and Naples Philharmonic. A Naxos recording artist, she has released Scarlatti and Liszt albums to critical acclaim, and records two Scriabin albums this season. Ms. Lee is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and a laureate of the Cleveland and Santander International Piano Competitions. She has worked extensively with Richard Goode, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert McDonald, and Ursula Oppens at the Juilliard School and the Graduate Center at CUNY. Ms. Lee is a member of Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center, and is also the co-founder and co-director of Music by the Glass, a New York music series managed entirely by young professionals in the city. She resides in New York with her husband, pianist Ran Dank.

 

Board
Jon Carter
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jessica Ciralsky
Ophthalmologist
Weill Cornell Medical Associates

Ran Dank
Concert Pianist

Joyce Kung
Attorney
Sive, Paget & Riesel PC

Edward Lai
Ophthalmologist
Weill Cornell Medical Associates

Soeun Nikole Lee
Deputy Director
ICC International Court of Arbitration, SICANA, Inc.
Korean Pop Recording Artist
Author
Attorney

Carolyn Starrett
VP, Professional Services
Flatiron Health

Nick Zager
Managing Director
Evercore ISI


Our Distinguished Advisory Board
Richard Goode
Jerome Lowenthal
Ursula Oppens
Pianists extraordinaire
and beloved teachers

Richard Weinert
President
Concert Artists Guild

Susan Wadsworth
President
Young Concert Artists

Eugenia Zukerman
Phenomenal Flutist
amazing friend and mentor