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Alison Lee, piano – All Scriabin program

Date & Time: Saturday September 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students
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Health and Safety

In accordance with health and safety guidelines from the City and County of San Francisco, a face covering is required for all concerts at Incarnation Episcopal church and must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Please click here for full details.


  1. Scriabin: 24 Preludes, Op. 11
  2. Scriabin: Sonata No.2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op.19 “Sonata-Fantaisie”

About the Artist


A native of Fremont, California, Alison Lee is a pianist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the first prize winner of several competitions such as Thursday Musical’s Scholarship Competition, the Dorothy Van Waynen Piano Competition and the Pacific Musical Society Competition. She was awarded second prize in the 2016 Midwest International Piano Competition, where she performed Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with conductor Jason Weinberger and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. Most recently, Alison was featured as a soloist with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra after winning their 2019 National Young Artists Competition.

In addition to her enthusiasm for the solo piano repertoire, Alison is passionate about playing chamber music. Her creative output includes frequent collaborations with her sister, pianist Katherine Lee, as well as with cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak, with whom she has presented recitals featuring the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano. Other collaborative performances include appearances with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and violinist Charles Castleman.

Over the years, Alison has participated in numerous summer festivals: the Aspen Music Festival, The Banff Centre’s Piano Master Class, Mänttä International Piano Masterclasses, Pianofest in the Hamptons, Seattle Piano Institute, and the Castleman Quartet Program. Through these festivals and master classes, she has worked with renowned pianists including Menahem Pressler, Angela Hewitt, Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Julian Martin, Anton Nel, Jeremy Denk, and Jonathan Biss.

Alison holds a doctoral degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, where she was a student of Lydia Artymiw. Prior to studying in Minneapolis, Alison studied with Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University and Angela Cheng at Oberlin Conservatory.


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