J. S. Bach
Italian Concerto, BWV971
Kreisleriana, Op 16
Sonata tragica, Op 39, No 5
Gaspard de la Nuit, M55
Music Monde Group provides opportunities for a select number of students to enjoy up close and personal interactions hosted by musicians with unrivalled pedigree.
These masterclasses are aimed at providing intimate access to world-class musicians and to let students get a glimpse and insight into the musician’s life and professional performing styles.
Our Artistic Director
Peter Wen-Chih Lee
Dr. Peter Lee graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory, where, as a Graduate Teaching Fellow, each semester he provides voice lessons to undergraduate students majoring in Musical Performance and CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music). In 2008 he graduated from Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned two Master of Music degrees, with concentration in Voice and in Early Music.
In 2011 Johns Hopkins University presented Dr. Lee with the prestigious Knowledge for the World Award (now known as the Global Achievement Award). During the summer of 2009 he was awarded first place in two categories of Taiwan’s prestigious Golden Melody Award, presented by the government of Taiwan as an equivalent of the Grammy Award. The Golden Melody committee recognized Dr. Lee as best vocalist and awarded him the best religious album of the year, in recognition of his recording Stabat Mater (Pergolesi and Vivaldi), in which he sings countertenor solos with Peabody Conservatory soprano faculty member Ah-Hong, accompanied by faculty specialists in early music. It is the fourth album in the series featuring Dr. Lee as both a tenor and a countertenor.
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Lee was born in Tainan in 1977. Following study in Taiwan, Dr. Lee went to America in 2000 to study voice at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and thereafter at Peabody Institute in Baltimore, where he earned three degrees under the tutelage of William Sharp and Stanley Cornett.
Equally skilled as tenor and countertenor, he has performed roles in Messiah, Elijah and St. Paul as tenor and St. John Passion as countertenor with choirs in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. He has been tenor soloist with the Shadyside Chancel Choir in a performance for the Eastern Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association. He has performed in recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Yakult Hall in Tokyo and the National Concert Hall in Taipei and many other venues in America, Europe and Asia. On March 27, 2007, in The Baltimore Sun, Tim Smith wrote: “Tu madre cuando te pario featured rich vocalism from countertenor Peter Wen-Chih Lee.”
At the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Dr. Lee performed as tenor soloist in Bach’s Magnificat and countertenor soloist in Handel’s Psalm 135. At the Fairlington United Methodist Church (Washington, D.C.), Divinity Lutheran Church and Peabody Institute, he performed as tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Cantata No. 78 and Mozart’s Requiem. He has also been alto soloist with the Peabody Chorus and Orchestra in Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus. With the Concert Artists of Baltimore he has performed Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor at the Golden Center. As a choir member at the Old St. Paul’s Church in Baltimore, he has also been a regular substitute tenor and countertenor in the professional choir of the Washington National Cathedral. He founded the Pietro Ensemble di Musica is serving as their Artistic Director.
Music Monde Group Limited, Hong Kong, otherwise known as MMG is an international company that focuses on music education as its foundation. The company’s vision will be to create a first class educational platform by inviting internationally renowned musicians to pass on their skills to students and enable them to inherit the music culture.
The company main focus will be on music education, organising of concerts and master classes and developing music course content for students (ranging from children to university adults) in both the classical music and modern music markets. Music Monde Group is committed to promoting outstanding musicians from all over the world and to better nurture the next generation of music talents by providing them with a good international music education platform and performance environment.