* Date : 2016-12-06
Internationally renowned violinist Lee Sung-il touches everyone with Bach's Piece for Solo Violin
Violinist Lee Sung-il has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and many others. In addition, he did solo performances at New York's Carnegie Hall, as well as in Santa Barbara, and at many prestigious venues.
He was the first Asian to be the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under conductor Lorin Maazel for 20 years.
One thing that stands out in his music career is his collaborations with film music. Since 2001, he did music recordings for over 500 Hollywood films including the "Mission Impossible" series and "Avatar."
Lee Sung-il recently released an album comprised of J.S.Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, which is evaluated as the Bible for the violin and an indicator which all violinists must challenge themselves to. He tells us about his 40-year music career as a violinist and his interpretation on Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin on "The INNERview."
He was only 15 years old when he first performed Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin at his debut performance overseas.
Lee Sung-il said "Life changes, but music never changes. How one understands and expresses Bach changes as you mature."
He believes there is no differentiation in genre and western and eastern music. And thus, Lee Sung-il established a chamber orchestra called the Sujakgol Kamarata in August and is the artistic director of this orchestra.
Enjoy Lee Sung-il and the Sujakgol Kamarata's performance of "Suryongeum" and Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, Partita No.3 in E major "Preludio" on "The INNERview."