DANIEL GYUSEO LEE
conductor

   ⓒ 2021. Shin-joong Kim

   ⓒ 2021. Shin-joong Kim

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D A N I E L  G Y U S E O  L E E

Biography

 

"Nice understated conducting, respectful of the orchestra, respectful of the music, respectful of the soloist. Players like to play for such a conductor"

- James Graham, Conductor & Educator

 

"He resonates the players and audiences with not only the clarified gesture
but the energy that surrounds the whole concert hall."

- Sang-Ook Chun, Arts & Culture Journalist

 

Hailed as a gifted conductor with refined baton technique and mature musicality, Gyu-Seo Lee is regarded as the most prominent young conductor in Korea. He studied conducting and composition at the Seoul National University. After his studies in Seoul, now he is continuing his postgraduate study at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

 

Since his overwhelming debut at the age of 22 with the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, he has been invited by most of Korea's significant orchestras on major stages. In 2018 the Committee of Korean Arts Critics named him Remarkable Artist of the Year, and Korean historical arts magazine GAEKSUK(Auditorium) chose him as the 9 conductors who will brighten up the future podium in 2019. In 2020, he was named the Rising Star representing the classical music field by magazine Noblesse.

 

Lee organized the Orchestral Ensemble Seoul(OES) in 2014 and has solidified its presence on the national stage. To date, he has received critical acclaim for concerts in high level, collaborating with prestigious artists such as Bomsori Kim, Yeol Eum Son, Chloe Jiyeong Mun while changing the musical landscape of Korea which has led by major symphony orchestras. From 2018 to 2020, Lee and his orchestra are embarking upon the Complete Beethoven Symphonies & Piano Concertos Cycle, the first as a private orchestra in the Korean music history with the leading pianists at the Seoul Arts Center.

An exclusive recording artist for NCM Klassik since 2017, recent releases include Mozart Symphony No. 29 & String Serenade, and Beethoven Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'(2021), all with the Orchestral Ensemble Seoul.

 

With a keen interest in discovering and highlighting potential modern music, he is also working with professional contemporary music ensembles such as Ensemble TIMF(Tongyeong Isang Yun International Music Festival) and Contemporary Music Orchestra of National Center for Music Korea. He has also committed to the activation of local chamber music through his role as Principal Guest Conductor of the National Solisten comprised of members of the Gwangju Philharmonic Orchestra from the 2019/20 season.

Moreover, he is also dedicated to social contributions through music. He has been conscious of social issues around the world, arranging charity concerts to raise awareness and funds to support humanitarian aid and human rights for children in need.

 

Lee first took up the violin at the age of five and made his debut as a soloist with the Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. He served as the concertmaster of his regional youth orchestra for nearly a decade, and still in his youth, he began to study conducting on his own based on his experiences as a concertmaster. At the College of Music at SNU, he studied with professor Hun-Joung Lim and received Masters degree at the same graduate school under professor YunSung Chang. In Vienna he is studying with famous composer-conductor Simeon Pironkoff. He has been also taught by Maestros such as Marin Alsop, Riccardo Muti, Tadaaki Otaka, David Robertson and Andrés Orozco-Estrada with the Wiener Symphoniker.

PRESS

 review & interviews

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"A Boy Who Was Leading A Local Symphony,

Dreaming of A World-Famous Conductor"

Seok Yong Chang

Chairman of the Korean Council of Arts Critics

"Nice understated conducting, respectful of the orchestra, respectful of the music, respectful of the soloist. Players like to play for such a conductor."

James Neilson Graham

Conductor & Pedagogist

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"He resonates the players and audiences with not only the clarified gesture but the energy that surrounds the whole concert hall."

Sang-Ook Chun

Arts & Culture Journalist

NEW DISCOGRAPHY

mozart symphony no. 29 & serenade for strings / oes [label: ncm classic]

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  • New Music Night
    Haydn Hall, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
    27 Mar, 18:00 CET
    Haydn Hall, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria
    I. Stravinsky Concertino for 12 Instruments I. Stravinsky Concerto in E flat "Dumbarton Oaks" R. Strauss Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra A. Schoenberg Chamber Symphony I. Stravinsky Concerto in D for Strings M. Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Anton von Webern Chamber Orchestra
  • Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Online Streamed Workshop)
    Konzerthaus Wien
    25 Feb, 18:00 CET
    Konzerthaus Wien, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna, Austria
    L. v. Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Wiener Symphoniker (Andrés Orozco-Estrada, mentor)
  • Arts Center Incheon presents [Family Concert : Cinema Concert]
    Art Center Incheon Concert Hall
    19 Dec 2020, 17:00 GMT+9
    Art Center Incheon Concert Hall, 222, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea
    J. Williams Theme from Star Wars Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90 - 3. Poco Allegretto E. Morriccone Theme from Cinema Paradiso Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March DITTO Orchestra
  • Art Center Incheon [Family Concert: Drama & Classic]
    Arts Center Incheon Concert Hall
    19 Sep 2020, 17:00 GMT+9
    Arts Center Incheon Concert Hall, 222, Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea
    Strauss "Also sprach Zarathustra" - Introduction Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 - 2. Allegretto Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 - 1. Moderato Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 95 - 4. Allegro con fuoco Sung Ho Yoo, piano DITTO Orchestra
  • Orchestral Ensemble Seoul BTHVN Series V (2018-2020)
    Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall
    03 Sep 2020, 19:30 GMT+9
    Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall, 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73 Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 Ju-Hee Lim, piano Orchestral Ensemble Seoul
  • Orchestral Ensemble Seoul BTHVN Series IV (2018-2020)
    Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall
    18 Aug 2020, 19:30 GMT+9
    Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall, 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 67 Kyu Yeon Kim, piano Orchestral Ensemble Seoul
  • National Liberation Day Concert
    Gwangju Central Station
    15 Aug 2020, 14:30 GMT+9
    Gwangju Central Station, 235, Mudeung-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
    Choi Sunghwan «Arirang» Park Youngran Piano Concerto Theme by 'March for Pro-Democracy Activists'(2020) Piazzolla Four Seasons - Summer In-Pyo Oh, violin National Solisten
  • Contemporary Operetta 'Tales of Mt. Geumo'
    Performance Hall, Dream Forest Art Center
    01 Dec 2019, 14:00 GMT+9
    Performance Hall, Dream Forest Art Center, 173, Wolgye-ro, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    HyunJoo Lee, composer Members of Korean Symphony Orchestra
  • Relay Performance 'See-Art'
    Gwanghwamun Plaza
    12 Nov 2019, 23:30 GMT+9
    Gwanghwamun Plaza, 172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Tchaikovsky The Seasons, Op. 37 - 10. October "Autumn Song" Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 - 2. Adagio cantabile Schumann Kinderszenen, Op. 15 - 7. Träumerei Gyu-Seo Lee, piano
  • Prime Philharmonic Orchestra Special Concert
    Concert Hall, College of Music SNU
    28 Oct 2019, 20:00 GMT+9
    Concert Hall, College of Music SNU, 1, Gwanak-ro 30-gil, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila Contemporary Works by Young Composers of SNU & DKU Gunpo Prime Philharmonic Orchestra
  • National Solisten Subscription Concert
    Kumho Art Hall, Gwangju
    20 Oct 2019, 19:00 GMT+9
    Kumho Art Hall, Gwangju, 904 Mujin-daero Seo-gu Gwangju, Republic of Korea
    Webern Langsamer Satz Haydn Cello Concerto in C Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70 Joon-Ho Shim, cello National Solisten
  • Orchestral Ensemble Seoul BTHVN Series III (2018-2020)
    Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center
    30 Aug 2019, 20:00 GMT+9
    Concert Hall, Seoul Arts Center, 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 Tae-Hyung Kim, piano Orchestral Ensemble Seoul
  • Family Concert - DITTO Carnival in Hanam
    Hanam Culture & Arts Center, Korea
    24 Aug 2019, 17:00 GMT+9
    Hanam Culture & Arts Center, Korea, 125, Sinpyeong-ro, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
    Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 Saint-Saëns Le carnaval des animaux DITTO Orchestra
  • Family Concert - DITTO Carnival in Sokcho
    Sokcho Culture Center
    23 Aug 2019, 19:30 GMT+9
    Sokcho Culture Center, 155, Beonyeong-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
    Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 Saint-Saëns Le carnaval des animaux DITTO Orchestra
  • Family Concert - DITTO Carnival in Busan
    Busan Cinema Center
    21 Jul 2019, 19:00 GMT+9
    Busan Cinema Center, 120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
    Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 Saint-Saëns Le carnaval des animaux DITTO Orchestra
  • Family Concert - DITTO Carnival in Changnyeong
    Changnyeong Culture & Arts Center
    19 Jul 2019, 19:30 GMT+9
    Changnyeong Culture & Arts Center, 1189-25, Upo 2-ro, Changnyeong-eup, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea
    Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 Saint-Saëns Le carnaval des animaux DITTO Orchestra
  • Family Concert - DITTO Carnival in Jeonju
    Moak Hall, Sori Arts Center
    18 Jul 2019, 19:30 GMT+9
    Moak Hall, Sori Arts Center, 31, Sori-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
    Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, KV 525 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 Saint-Saëns Le carnaval des animaux DITTO Orchestra
  • DITTO Festival 2019 - Differnt DITTO «Jaehyuck Choi & Messiaen»
    Chamber Hall, Seoul Arts Center
    28 Jun 2019, 20:00 GMT+9
    Chamber Hall, Seoul Arts Center, 2406, Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Jaehyuck Choi Dust of Light for Ensemble (2019) *World Premiere DITTO Chamber Orchestra

CONCERTS

 2019/2020 Season

REPRESENTATION

 

General Request

gyuseoleeofficial@gmail.com

Orchestral Ensemble Seoul

oes2014@outlook.kr

NCM Klassik

jimin315kr@gmail.com (PR Manager: Kyung-Hye Han)

Photo Usage

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   ⓒ 2019. Shin-joong Kim

© 2021. Gyu-Seo Lee. All rights reserved.

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