C. K E N N E T H
L E E

former TVB tv music director,
TV-film composer, pianist, singer. actor and artist

                                                                   

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  • Welcome to the center of C. Kenneth Lee

 

 

ASCAP Award Finalist Performer-composer, former TVB TV Performer-Composer-Actor.

 

ARTIST MINI  BIOGRAPHY

The American educated Hong Kong award winning visual artist has been involved in various contemporary visual art since 1994 and worked at the "SOTHEBY's Hong Kong" Contemporary Ink Art Department in 2015. He won the "finalist award" for the 2015 New Art Wave International Artists Award》, and many other art awards. His art work has exhibited at  various art fairs such as New Art Wave Expo" 2015 in The Venetian, Macau and Independents Liverpool Biennial (UK).

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

2014-present

  • Permanent Art Digital Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, (London, UK)

2016

  • Asia Contemporary Art Show - Spring Edition 2016, BLINK Gallery (HK)

  • RUN*5, Room Galleria (Milan, Italy)

 

2015                   

  • "Celebrity" and "Transform" Art Project, Tate Gallery  (London, UK)  

  • "Mob Art Gallery x Boxful x Sovereign Art Foundation" Art Auction Hong Kong 

  • New Art Wave Expo, THE VENETIAN, (Macau) 

  • "16th Anniversary of Frida", Consiliare Del Comune Di Roncello Art Gallery, (Roncello, ITALY)

 

2014

  • "Correspondence", Q Gallery, (Minnesota, USA)

  • "SPY: Graham Greene", Novosibirsk State Regional Scientific Library Art Gallery , (Novosibirsk, RUSSIA)

  • "2014 Canned Film Festival", Cheshire A.S Art Gallery (Cheshire, UK) 

  • "Once Upon A Dream" Music Concert, University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery, (HK)

  • The 2014 Independents Liverpool Biennial, (UK) 

  • "Memory Garden", Y-Platform Art Gallery, HK Y-Square, (Hong Kong)

 

2000

  • "The Circus" exhibition, Bartlock Centre (Hong Kong)

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

2015 New Art Wave International Artist Award - Finalist Award

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria, CANADA)

  • Room Galleria (Milan, ITALY)

  • Consiliare Del Comune Di Roncello Art Gallery (Roncello, ITALY )

  • Novosibirsk State Regional Scientific Library Art Gallery (Novosibirsk, RUSSIA)

  • Q Gallery ( Brainerd, Minnesota, USA)

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Performer(Singer,pianist,actor). Composer(Musical Theater Easy Listening, New Age, Pop)

"Opera Hong Kong (2015-present)

 

 

 

" Opera Society of HK ( 2014-present )

 

電視節目/代表作品 (TVB)《愛·回家Come Home Love》,巨輪Brother's Keeper》,法外風雲Will Power》,《A Tasmanian Affair
 
塔斯曼尼亞的日與夜》
 
 
 
**Edition Wandelweiser Records (Germany)(2011-2015)
 

**TVB Music Ltd 正視音樂 (2012年-2014),

 
 

**CKL Music (2006-2010)




REVIEWS
  • "He has a promising future..." -Bobby Taylor (Motown/Jackson 5's producer)

  • "...I think his music is pretty, cool and catchy..." -Colin Bates (one of the original BILLY ELLIOT actors on The London West End Musical) 
  • "...It's a pleasure to hear his great music..." -Jeff Marder (associate conductor of The Los Angeles Broadway Musical "WICKED")                                  
  • "...I've heard his stuff, i think it's pretty magical..." - Henry Lee Hopper (Academy "OSCAR" Award Nominated actor Dennis Hopper's Actor Son)  

  • "...His music has great diversity of styles from classical to experimental..."- Matt McBane (composer/founding director of Carlsbad Music Festival)

     

  • CBE.,   (The University of Hong Kong, "Business and Economics")
  • LTCL., (trinity college of london "voice")
  • LTCL., (trinity college of london "piano")
 
BIOGRAPHY
 
AS TV MUSIC DIRECTOR/ COMPOSER/ PERFORMER  (2012-present) 
 Apart from being a TV music director/composer and performer in the music department at TVB (Television Broadcast Ltd)- one of Asia's top television network companies, C. Kenneth Lee is an award winning contemporary-classical composer. He is also a pianist, occasional author & actor, award winning classically trained singer. Lee is currently the music director, composer and performer of all the music of the hit (TVB) TV sitcom/drama series Come Home Love愛·回家》including the song "Please Don't Cry" written, sung, performed and produced by Lee also for "Come Home Love." 
 

C Kenneth Lee (李俊佳) 除了現為 "無綫電視"(TVB)音樂組旗下 劇集總音樂指導音樂創作 (音樂組最年輕的成員) , 李俊佳 也是 一位香港音樂創作人, 鋼琴家, 歌手, 和偶爾的作者, 老師及音樂劇演員。

他為"無綫電視"(TVB)劇集 作為 總音樂指導音樂創作現為"無綫電視"(TVB)Come Home Love愛·回家電視劇集總音樂指導音樂創作著作包括電視,如 Come Home Love愛·回家電視劇集《Please Don't Cry》.etc

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李俊佳 畢業於 Walt Disney 成立的美國大學" California Institute of the Arts"及收到他的音樂創作的學士。

他除了為 著名慈善機構 "Global Dignity" 創作 主題歌曲, 他也在11月25,2011 港島香格里拉大酒店, Bonhams Asia 和 MCM時尚品牌 舉辦的 Global Dignity 雞尾酒晚宴 首演了他的歌 “尊嚴”。

在2月,2012 - 流行歌手們"鍾舒曼", "衛蘭"和 "衛詩" 邀請了 李俊佳 作為他們的5晚香港音樂巡迴演唱會歌手/鋼琴家嘉賓。  

他 也在 香港 “半島酒店”,“君悅酒店”,“港島香格里拉大酒店”,“美國公主遊輪” 和 世界各地等地方 開 過音樂會。

他也被刊登在幾家報紙 (香港經濟日報Economic Journal,East West雜誌,Del Mar報)。他和他的音樂 在(美國),英國(FM107.4 ,香港(例如:香港電台)和澳州(例如:2 CR Radio)電台節目中出現過。

(因為翻譯 的困難,李俊佳的其餘 傳記 只提供 英文版本。) 
SOLO CAREER (2006-2012)
  • Lee has been hailed by The Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報  as "a young musical prodigy..." Lee is a 2008 ASCAP Composer Award Finalist, recipient of The 2005 California Institute of Music's "Creative Student Leadership Award",  and many other music awards winning Asian Classical-Crossover/Film Composer.
  •  C. Lee, the youngest and only Asian to have signed with EDITION WANDELWEISER RECORDS, a major German classical Label that have signed big names like John Cage, Morton Feldman. etc. Lee’s CD with EWR will appear 2012.  C. Lee is also known for being the performer-composer of Global Dignity's Theme Song "DIGNITY"(not the rap song). He premiered his song and sang it at The Global Dignity Awareness Cocktail-dinner Auction-preview  held at The Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Hotel on Nov 25,2011 sponsored by Bonhams Asia, MCM and Global Dignity. In Feb, 2012-C. Lee performed as a guest singer/pianist with asian pop singers- Sherman ChungJanice and Jill Vidal in a 5 night Hong Kong Music Concert Tour to promote "Love". Lee has worked musically with and assisted with artists like LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, David Rosenboom, Bobby Taylor(Jackson 5's producer), Carlsbad Music Festival, California EAR Unit, Janice & Jill Vidal, Sherman Chung, Vicky Fung, Phoebus Chan, Katie Geissinger, Northwestern University NHSMI orchestra, CalArts Orchestra, and other groups and artists in the U.S and in Hong Kong. 
  • Lee has been sponsored to have his own solo concerts in USA such as Beverly Hills.etc, Australia, Hong Kong such as "PENINSULA HOTEL", “THE HONG KONG GRAND HYATT HOTEL”, “THE Island Shangri-La HOTEL”.etc),and “PRINCESS CRUISES”. Lee’s music has been performed by David Rosenboom, Allan Vogel of Los Angeles Chamber orchestra, California EAR Unit, Susan Allen, Matt McBane.etc. as well as chosen for the 20th Century FOX SPONSORED “The 2009 Independent Asian Pacific Islander Performing Artists and Writers Festival” in Los Angeles. 
  • Lee and his music has also been featured in several newspapers (Hong Kong Economic journal, East West Magazine, Del Mar Village Voice. etc) and on radio broadcasts from the USA(ex: UCLA radio), United Kingdom(ex: Tempo FM 107.4, Hong Kong (ex: RTHK),and Australia(ex: 2 CR Radio Network). C. Lee has collaborated with many bands and choirs, and has released 4 solo CDs of his original compositions on “iTUNES, AMAZON, NAPSTER, RHAPSODY”, and other mp3 venders, Lee was nominated and almost recorded for Capitol Records/EMI.
TEACHING YEARS (2005-2012)
  • Lee was a faculty of The HK Yip's Children's Choral & Performing Arts School Voice Department, guest music faculty of The Hong Kong CCC Kei To Secondary School, an assistant faculty of the F.O.C.U.S Intensive Reading & Language Arts Summer Program in Hong Kong, has been a substitute faculty of California Institute of the Arts Pre-College Voice Program(2010-2011), & private music/English tutor.  Lee has taught kindergarten in the San Dieguitto Union High School District from 2005-2006, and started a music therapy class for the TPHS Special Ed. Department (2005-2007) with school pathologist at The Torrey Pines High School in San Diego.
EDUCATION (for more info click "music training" page)
  • C. Lee has studied piano with an alumni from The Julliard School, an alumni from The Eastman School of Music, faculties at California Institute of the Arts and was granted his Licentiate Recital Diploma Equivalency letter by The Trinity College of London (L.T.C.L) both in piano and voice. 
  • Lee studied music composition at Northwestern University's National High School Music Institute, The Walnut Hill School, & received his Bachelors degree in music composition at California Institute of the Arts(CalArts). Lee has studied composition/worked with Augusta Read Thomas, Morton Subotnick, Steve Hoey, David Rosenboom, Wolfgang Von Schweinitz, Matt McBane, Michael Pisaro, Barry Schrader, Rob Wannamaker. etc, and studied voice with Angela Gooch, Alla Markovich, Jimmy Chan. etc.  Lee was a nominated candidate for the 2010 election for senator of CalArts School of Music that ended in a TIE. 
AS OCCASIONAL BOOK AUTHOR
  • Lee wrote a newspaper article "Classical VS Pop Music, Now That's Hot!" which appeared and published in a San Diego newspaper in 2007 and in his first book, "Selected Poems, Articles & Short Stories" now published on iTUNES, AMAZON & BARNES & NOBLES. 
ACTING (1992-present)
  • Apart from small TV appearances on ABC & CBS, Lee sang & acted in several lead and supporting roles that included being a member of The Original US West Coast Opera Cast of Iannis Xenakis' only opera, (2010) ORESTEIA, a member of The Los Angeles Original Musical Cast with MEREDITH MONK in(2008)SONGS OF ASCENSION that toured at redcat in The Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a supporting lead role of The Original Hong Kong Musical Cast of(2011) BIG THE MUSICAL.
  • Lee is the founder and the first president of CMTC (The Cal Arts Musical Theater Club). 
    • CBE.,   (The University of Hong Kong, "Business and Economics")
    • LTCL., (trinity college of london "voice")
    • LTCL., (trinity college of london "piano")
     
    BIOGRAPHY
     
    AS TV MUSIC DIRECTOR/ COMPOSER/ PERFORMER  (2012-present) 
     Apart from being a TV music director/composer and performer in the music department at TVB (Television Broadcast Ltd)- one of Asia's top television network companies, C. Kenneth Lee is an award winning contemporary-classical composer. He is also a pianist, occasional author & actor, award winning classically trained singer. Lee is currently the music director, composer and performer of all the music of the hit (TVB) TV sitcom/drama series Come Home Love愛·回家》including the song "Please Don't Cry" written, sung, performed and produced by Lee also for "Come Home Love." 
     

    C Kenneth Lee (李俊佳) 除了現為 "無綫電視"(TVB)音樂組旗下 劇集總音樂指導音樂創作 (音樂組最年輕的成員) , 李俊佳 也是 一位香港音樂創作人, 鋼琴家, 歌手, 和偶爾的作者, 老師及音樂劇演員。

    他為"無綫電視"(TVB)劇集 作為 總音樂指導音樂創作現為"無綫電視"(TVB)Come Home Love愛·回家電視劇集總音樂指導音樂創作著作包括電視,如 Come Home Love愛·回家電視劇集《Please Don't Cry》.etc

     ---------------------------

    李俊佳 畢業於 Walt Disney 成立的美國大學" California Institute of the Arts"及收到他的音樂創作的學士。

    他除了為 著名慈善機構 "Global Dignity" 創作 主題歌曲, 他也在11月25,2011 港島香格里拉大酒店, Bonhams Asia 和 MCM時尚品牌 舉辦的 Global Dignity 雞尾酒晚宴 首演了他的歌 “尊嚴”。

    在2月,2012 - 流行歌手們"鍾舒曼", "衛蘭"和 "衛詩" 邀請了 李俊佳 作為他們的5晚香港音樂巡迴演唱會歌手/鋼琴家嘉賓。  

    他 也在 香港 “半島酒店”,“君悅酒店”,“港島香格里拉大酒店”,“美國公主遊輪” 和 世界各地等地方 開 過音樂會。

    他也被刊登在幾家報紙 (香港經濟日報Economic Journal,East West雜誌,Del Mar報)。他和他的音樂 在(美國),英國(FM107.4 ,香港(例如:香港電台)和澳州(例如:2 CR Radio)電台節目中出現過。

    (因為翻譯 的困難,李俊佳的其餘 傳記 只提供 英文版本。) 
    SOLO CAREER (2006-2012)
    • Lee has been hailed by The Hong Kong Economic Journal 信報  as "a young musical prodigy..." Lee is a 2008 ASCAP Composer Award Finalist, recipient of The 2005 California Institute of Music's "Creative Student Leadership Award",  and many other music awards winning Asian Classical-Crossover/Film Composer.
    •  C. Lee, the youngest and only Asian to have signed with EDITION WANDELWEISER RECORDS, a major German classical Label that have signed big names like John Cage, Morton Feldman. etc. Lee’s CD with EWR will appear 2012.  C. Lee is also known for being the performer-composer of Global Dignity's Theme Song "DIGNITY"(not the rap song). He premiered his song and sang it at The Global Dignity Awareness Cocktail-dinner Auction-preview  held at The Hong Kong Island Shangri-la Hotel on Nov 25,2011 sponsored by Bonhams Asia, MCM and Global Dignity. In Feb, 2012-C. Lee performed as a guest singer/pianist with asian pop singers- Sherman ChungJanice and Jill Vidal in a 5 night Hong Kong Music Concert Tour to promote "Love". Lee has worked musically with and assisted with artists like LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, David Rosenboom, Bobby Taylor(Jackson 5's producer), Carlsbad Music Festival, California EAR Unit, Janice & Jill Vidal, Sherman Chung, Vicky Fung, Phoebus Chan, Katie Geissinger, Northwestern University NHSMI orchestra, CalArts Orchestra, and other groups and artists in the U.S and in Hong Kong. 
    • Lee has been sponsored to have his own solo concerts in USA such as Beverly Hills.etc, Australia, Hong Kong such as "PENINSULA HOTEL", “THE HONG KONG GRAND HYATT HOTEL”, “THE Island Shangri-La HOTEL”.etc),and “PRINCESS CRUISES”. Lee’s music has been performed by David Rosenboom, Allan Vogel of Los Angeles Chamber orchestra, California EAR Unit, Susan Allen, Matt McBane.etc. as well as chosen for the 20th Century FOX SPONSORED “The 2009 Independent Asian Pacific Islander Performing Artists and Writers Festival” in Los Angeles. 
    • Lee and his music has also been featured in several newspapers (Hong Kong Economic journal, East West Magazine, Del Mar Village Voice. etc) and on radio broadcasts from the USA(ex: UCLA radio), United Kingdom(ex: Tempo FM 107.4, Hong Kong (ex: RTHK),and Australia(ex: 2 CR Radio Network). C. Lee has collaborated with many bands and choirs, and has released 4 solo CDs of his original compositions on “iTUNES, AMAZON, NAPSTER, RHAPSODY”, and other mp3 venders, Lee was nominated and almost recorded for Capitol Records/EMI.
    TEACHING YEARS (2005-2012)
    • Lee was a faculty of The HK Yip's Children's Choral & Performing Arts School Voice Department, guest music faculty of The Hong Kong CCC Kei To Secondary School, an assistant faculty of the F.O.C.U.S Intensive Reading & Language Arts Summer Program in Hong Kong, has been a substitute faculty of California Institute of the Arts Pre-College Voice Program(2010-2011), & private music/English tutor.  Lee has taught kindergarten in the San Dieguitto Union High School District from 2005-2006, and started a music therapy class for the TPHS Special Ed. Department (2005-2007) with school pathologist at The Torrey Pines High School in San Diego.
    EDUCATION (for more info click "music training" page)
    • C. Lee has studied piano with an alumni from The Julliard School, an alumni from The Eastman School of Music, faculties at California Institute of the Arts and was granted his Licentiate Recital Diploma Equivalency letter by The Trinity College of London (L.T.C.L) both in piano and voice. 
    • Lee studied music composition at Northwestern University's National High School Music Institute, The Walnut Hill School, & received his Bachelors degree in music composition at California Institute of the Arts(CalArts). Lee has studied composition/worked with Augusta Read Thomas, Morton Subotnick, Steve Hoey, David Rosenboom, Wolfgang Von Schweinitz, Matt McBane, Michael Pisaro, Barry Schrader, Rob Wannamaker. etc, and studied voice with Angela Gooch, Alla Markovich, Jimmy Chan. etc.  Lee was a nominated candidate for the 2010 election for senator of CalArts School of Music that ended in a TIE. 
    AS OCCASIONAL BOOK AUTHOR
    • Lee wrote a newspaper article "Classical VS Pop Music, Now That's Hot!" which appeared and published in a San Diego newspaper in 2007 and in his first book, "Selected Poems, Articles & Short Stories" now published on iTUNES, AMAZON & BARNES & NOBLES. 
    ACTING (1992-present)
    • Apart from small TV appearances on ABC & CBS, Lee sang & acted in several lead and supporting roles that included being a member of The Original US West Coast Opera Cast of Iannis Xenakis' only opera, (2010) ORESTEIA, a member of The Los Angeles Original Musical Cast with MEREDITH MONK in(2008)SONGS OF ASCENSION that toured at redcat in The Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a supporting lead role of The Original Hong Kong Musical Cast of(2011) BIG THE MUSICAL.
    • Lee is the founder and the first president of CMTC (The Cal Arts Musical Theater Club). 
      • CBE.,   (The University of Hong Kong, "Business and Economics")
      • LTCL., (trinity college of london "voice")
      • LTCL., (trinity college of london "piano")

      (active 1992-present)
      • record labels lee belongs to:  EDITION WANDELWEISER RECORDS (germany) (2011-present)            
      • ckl music (2006-2010 )                                         
      • composer/performer(ie., pianist & singer), author & actor