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Lee and Holritz to Perform Faculty Recital


Lee University faculty Kristen Holritz, flute, and ChoEun Lee, piano, will perform a recital on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee’s Humanities Center.

The evening’s performance will feature Ernö Dohnányi’s Sonata Op. 21 in C# Minor, Philippe Gaubert’s Sonata No. 1 in A Major, and Introduction and Variation on Trockne Blumen from Die schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert.

ChoEun Lee, an assistant professor in collaborative piano at Lee, has extensive collaborative experiences in vocal and chamber music repertoires and has given numerous performances in Korea, the United States, Austria, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, in major venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood Music Center and Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival.

She has worked in recitals and masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Stephanie Blythe, Phyllis Curtin, Dawn Upshaw, Martin Katz, and Anne Sofie von Otter, among others.

Lee was twice invited to Tanglewood Music Festival and has been named a recipient of the Grace B. Jackson Prize. In the summers of 2016 and 2017, she was invited to the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and will be returning in 2018.

Holritz, adjunct professor in flute at Lee, made her solo debut with the United States Air Force Band in 2005 as winner of the Colonel George S. Howard Young Artist Competition. In addition to teaching at the university, she teaches at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. She has appeared with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra.

She is a winner of the Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition and a Third Prize recipient in the MidSouth Flute Festival Young Artist Competition. In the fall of 2013, she accepted the Principal Flute position with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera.

Holritz has appeared as guest principal flute with Memphis Symphony and as a substitute flute with Alabama, Knoxville, Nashville, Huntsville, and Charleston symphonies.

The Wednesday evening recital is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information about the concert, contact the School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or by email at music@leeuniversity.edu.
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