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Gerald Lee Will Perform as Part of the ArtsLink’s Concert Series

By Staff | May 12, 2021

Concert pianist Gerald Lee to perform at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville on May 16 at 2 p.m.

This event is sponsored by Barb and Tom Daly

Lee, professor of piano at West Liberty University, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville. The concert will mark Lee’s fifth occasion to play for ArtsLink, the arts council for Wetzel and Tyler counties. Following the concert, Lee will conduct a master class for local piano students. Call 304-455-2278 for more information.

Gerald Lee is Professor of Piano at West Liberty University, where he has been a full-time faculty member since 2002. Dr. Lee earned three piano performance degrees: Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, respectively.

Solo recitals have been performed throughout the United States on numerous concert series, at colleges and universities, and for chamber music societies. His 2010 solo recital for the Charleston (West Virginia) Chamber Music Society was lauded by the Charleston Daily Mail as an “overwhelming musical success…Gerald Lee upheld the Charleston Chamber Music Society’s reputation for bringing top-rated artists to their Christ Church United Methodist venue.”

Competition accolades include winning the 2009 Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Concert Society Major Artist Auditions, 1st place in the 2002 National Society of Arts and Letters Piano Competition (Lansing, Michigan), 2nd place in the 2002 National Finals of the MTNA (Music Teachers’ National Association) Collegiate Artists’ Piano Competition (Cincinnati, Ohio), and 3rd place in the 2003 International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition (Memphis, Tennessee).

Dr. Lee is dedicated to and passionate about piano teaching. He is most pleased and grateful for his students’ accomplishments which include first place awards in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Mountain State Collegiate Piano Competition, held by the West Virginia Music Teachers’ Association

Ticket prices for ArtsLink members are $10 for individuals or $20 for a family. Without an ArtsLink membership, tickets are $15 for individuals or $25 for families. Student tickets are $5. Tickets will be available at the door.

Support for this program is made possible with financial assistance from West Virginia Northern Community College, EQT Foundation, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, and Ohio Valley Online. This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 for assistance. Covid protocols will be observed.