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Catherine Lee
London Area .: North West London
Local Area .: St Johns Wood
Post Code .: NW8
Mobile .: 07832989210
Price 60 Min. .: £ 50
Instruments .: Cello , Piano , Keyboard , Theory
Styles .: Classical , Baroque , Romantic , All Styles , Jazz


Catherine Lee's Biography:

Catherine is a professional musician and has been teaching students of all ages for many years. She has been guiding students in preparation for their ABRSM and Guildhall & Trinity grade exams, as well as coaching for auditions and competitions. Her lessons are well structured using Suzuki, Kodaly and other traditional methods.

Catherine was awarded a scholarship to attend The Purcell School. Following five years at The Purcell School, Catherine went to study at the University of Music Saar, Germany and received Diploma in Orchestral Music. Scholarship from the 'St Albanstift Scholarship' funded her Bachelor of Music studies at the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland. She subsquently pursued a Master of Music degree at the State University of Music & Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany where she graduated with the highest honours.

Catherine's main teachers include Gustav Rivinius, Ivan Monighetti, Elena Cheah, Ulrich Voss and Leonid Gorokhov. Further artistic inspiration came from participating in masterclasses with musicians such as David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Troels Svane, Ralph Kirshbaum, Frans Helmerson, Zvi Carmeli, Eduard Brunner and Maria Kliegel.

Notable performances:
Wigmore Hall
Purcell Room
St.James' Piccadilly.
Naples International Music Festival

Awards and scholarships:
Young International Janigro Competition (Croatia)
Concordia Foundation (UK)
Richard Wagner Foundation (Germany)
Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Stuttgart (Germany)
European Moncalieri Competition
Albert Hanggi Foundation (Switzerland)
Bruno Meindl Foundation (Germany).


Record of CRB and CV available upon request.


Catherine Lee's Qualifications

The Purcell School

Diploma- University of Music Saarland, Germany

B.Mus- City of Basel Music Academy, Switzerland

M.Mus- State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany  


Masterclasses with:

Ralph Kirshbaum, David Geringas (Interlaken Music Festival, Switzerland)

Frans Helmerson (Courchevel Summer Academy, France)

Thomas Demenga (Cortanze Summer Academy, Italy)

Maria Kliegel (Asti Festival, Italy)

Troels Svane (Lenk Summer Academy, Switzerland)

Eduard Brunner (Weimar Academy, Germany)


Awards and Scholarships from:

The Concordia Foundation

Young International Janigro Competition, Croatia

The Richard Wagner Foundation

The Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Scheme


Notable Performances:

St.Martin-in-the-Fields Embassy Series

Naples International Chamber Music Festival 



Catherine Lee's Expertise

Cello, piano & music theory lessons are offered for children and adults, from beginners to more advanced levels. 

Lessons are done in a relaxed environment. I have a flexible teaching approach based on student's individual goals & abilities.

My main emphasis is on giving each student a solid fundamentals of playing technique - a relaxed, comfortable hand positions, sound production and natural movements without tension in the body.

The basics of music (reading and counting) will be covered as needed and giving tips on effective ways of practising are also a part of the lesson. Students will be assigned pieces that are at a suitable level of difficulty.





North West London,St Johns Wood,NW8


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