Shyen Lee is the first Taiwanese saxophonist who got training and academic degrees to teach the instrument at the university level. He dedicates himself in artistic saxophone performance through pedagogy and commissioning original repertoire. Since 2005, he has worked as the professor of saxophone in the College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Shyen Lee has actively initiated many international events to promote the instrument. He is the main organizer of the International Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, World Saxophone Congress XV, Thailand International Composition for Saxophone and the Asian Saxophone Congress. He was elected as World Saxophone Congress International Saxophone Committee in the term of 2009-12 and 2018-21.
Mr. Lee appeared as a solo recitalist in various concert halls including Lincoln Center, Paine Hall in Harvard University, Montreal, Minneapolis, Columbia (SC, USA), Champaign (Ill, USA), Paris, Bordeaux, Fermo (Italy), Vienna, Ljubljana (Slovenia), St. Andrew (UK), Strasbourg, Zagreb (Croatia), Kiev, Odessa (Ukraine), Mallorca (Spain), Kraków (Poland), Bangkok, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei. Shyen LEE commissioned and premiered pieces by John Harbison, Frank Ticheli, Larry Bell, Gunther Schuller and Bernard Rands.
In addition to performing saxophone repertoire by western composers, he also commissioned pieces by leading Chinese composers including Lei Liang, Yiu-Kwong Chung, ChihChun Chih-sun Lee, Tzyy-Sheng, Che-Yi Lee and Shih-Hui Chen. Several Thai emerging composers have often written new works for him, including Narong Prangcharoen, Jiradej Setabundhu, Boomrat Sirirattanapan. Shyen Lee studied with Kenneth Radnofsky in New England Conservatory (BM, 96) and Dr. John Sampen in Bowling Green State University (MM, 98).
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The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.
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