Lee Kum-Sing studied with Gerhard Puchelt in Berlin and with Julius Katchen and Magda Tagliaferro in Paris. He debuted in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1963 and in London’s Wigmore Hall in 1969 and has since received international acclaim as a soloist and in chamber music in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. He has collaborated in concerts with leading artists such as Cho-Liang Lin, Alfredo Campoli, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Rivka Golani and Kim Borg and has been featured with the BBC, ABC (Australian) and CBC (Canadian), and other Asian and European radio and television recordings.
Since 1971, Professor Lee has been Head of Vancouver Academy of Music’s Piano Department and faculty at the University of B.C.(Canada). Since 1985, he has been Visiting Professor to the Beijing Conservatory of Music. Many of his students have been prizewinners in major national and international competitions and are now actively concertizing and recording. For over 20 years, Professor Lee has been conducting master classes and has been on faculty at international summer schools and festivals in Holland, Poland, France, Belgium, Italy, Japan, China, U.S.A. and Canada.
Professor Lee sits on the jury of many international competitions, including the prestigious International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels.