2022 Adjudicators

Joy Lee

PIANO – Level 2

Canadian pianist Joy Lee enjoys a multi-faceted career as a collaborator, teacher, soloist, adjudicator, and scholar. She is a passionate advocate of music and has performed at events and venues ranging from the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. (as part of the celebration of the Inauguration of US President Barack Obama) to the Banff Centre for the Arts, to performance spaces in Inuvik and Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Joy is a DMA candidate in Collaborative Piano at the University of Toronto and a student of celebrated pedagogue Marietta Orlov. (BMus and MMus in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto). Her love of the voice and its beautiful literature led her to the role of collaborative pianist, and the completion of a Masters in collaborative piano and chamber music (on full scholarship) at the University of Michigan, where she studied with one of North America’s pre-eminent collaborative pianists, Martin Katz. Joy has since worked with many of the leading singers, vocal pianists and coaches, and these wonderful opportunities have leant Joy a manifold existence as a musician; she has experience not only as a solo and collaborative pianist but also as a conductor, a vocal/instrumental coach, and a music director.

Joy is equally dedicated to educating a new generation of musicians both privately and in institutions. She is a lecturer and piano faculty at Tyndale University and performs with choirs such as MacMillan Singers (University of Toronto), Tyndale Community Choir as well as North Toronto Songbirds. Soprano Maeve Palmer and Joy Lee, voice-piano duo earned second-prize in the 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and, under its auspices, were invited to tour four Canadian cities sharing their passion for contemporary music. Joy is a winner of the prestigious 2018 Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize.