Sonya Kumiko Lee
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Sonya has performed as a soloist at world-renowned concert halls including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, Create Center Hall in Osaka, Japan, the Salle des Colonnes in France, and many others. As a chamber musician, Sonya has collaborated with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Ottawa Symphony, and illustrious colleagues from The Juilliard School, Curtis, Yale, and Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama in performances in cities throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Sonya’s affinity for rock music and theater has led to collaborations with esteemed artists in these fields, including Tony Award-Winning actor Roger Bart, punk-ska giant Mike Park of Asian Man Records, and Rivers Cuomo, the brilliant lead singer of the alternative rock band Weezer. Her performances with Mr. Cuomo have aired on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR, Sirius Satellite Radio, I Heart Radio for Clear Channel, and on Weezer’s album, “Hurley”.
2013-2014 seasons included her 12th appearance at the Colly Soleri Music Center in Arizona at the architectural marvel Arcosanti by the renowned Italian architect, Paolo Soleri, and performances throughout Southern California. Sonya holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School where she studied with pianists Emanuel Ax and Oxana Yablonskaya.