Educator, violinist, and pianist, Angel Lee dedicates her career to the development of music education and the performing arts in Malaysia.
As the founder of the Euroasia Association of Performing Arts, she has brought performance and competition opportunities to music learners throughout Malaysia, where such opportunities were rarely available outside of major cities. This non-profit organisation has produced two of Malaysia’s largest annual competitions for young musicians since 2012: The Euroasia Strings Competition and The Malaysian Piano Competition. These competitions have been a springboard for young musicians to participate in international music festivals and latergo on to earn places in prestigious youth orchestras in the region and some of the top music schools in the world.
Angel’s roles in education vary from teaching privately, to holding teaching roles in institutions such as the University of Malaya, the National Arts Academy (ASWARA), the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA), and being one of the youngest musicians invited to join the Trinity College London panel of examiners at the age of 28. She has also founded ensembles such as the Seremban Quartet and Arioso Sinfonia to provide young musicians well-rounded exposure as performers. Amongst other performances, the Arioso Sinfonia which comprises musicians as young as age eight, has had successes in regional ensemble competitions, and even been on a by-invitation concert tour in Italy. Alumni from her projects have gone on to become professionals making their mark in the music world.
As a musician, Angel continues to perform actively as a soloist and with various ensembles, including the Sutera Ensemble, locally and abroad. She has produced two recording albums to raise funds for charity: Piano Weaving Love and My Cellistic Journey in collaboration with cellist Jonathan Oh. Angel holds a Fellowship diploma from Trinity College London and Licentiate diplomas from the The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelors of Music (Honours) at the age of 20, after having entered the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) at the age of 14, the youngest student ever admitted.
In recognition for her contributions to the arts, she was awarded the Setiawan Tunku Muhriz (STM) by the Royal Family of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia in 2014. She has also received various other Malaysian and international awards including JCI’s Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians award.