HyeKyung Lee (South Korea/USA) graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (DMA degree in Composition/Performance in Piano), where she studied with Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Russell Pinkston, and Stephen Montague. She also studied with Bernard Rands at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Ladislav Kubik at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
She has received awards from the International Alliance for Women in Music, Harvey Gaul Composition Competition, Composers Guild, Delius Composition Contest, SCI, SEAMUS, ASCAP, Athena Chamber Music Competition, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Competition. One of her commissioned works, Dreaming in Colours for bassoon and piano, was written for the first Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition for young women bassoonists in 2005. Recently she won the Renee B. Fisher Composer Award to write a new piece for the 2010 Renee B. Fisher Piano Competition.
Her music can be found on Vienna Modern Master, New Ariel Recordings, Capstone Recordings, Innova Recordings, Mark Custom Recordings, Aurec Recordings, and SEAMUS CD Series Vol. 8.As an accomplished pianist, HyeKyung Lee recorded the CD, Blue–New Music for Saxophone and Piano with saxophonist Todd Yukumoto (released on Equilibrium) in 2001.
The piece has two different movements connected into one – the first is more lyrical and the second more energetic.