Tom Lee Music Blog

  1. Tom Lee Academy Year End Celebration Concerts

    Tom Lee Academy Year End Celebration Concerts
    As the end of the musical school year approached, the students from our Tom Lee Music Academy gathered for a series of final concerts in celebration of another year of learning. Students from the ages of 8 -14 performed in groups and on their own for teachers, parents, and friends to enjoy. The first concert was held on June 3rd...
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  2. 2018 Vancouver Luxury Home & Design Show

    2018 Vancouver Luxury Home & Design Show
    Walking through the Luxury Home and Design Show was like taking a trip around the world. At first glance, you're met with slices of delicately placed prosciutto, traditional cannolis and handmade gelato sitting on display in the center of an Italian piazza. Around the corner, Tiwananses tea leaves stew in special wood-fire pottery cups designed to enhance the taste of...
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  3. First North American Steinway Piano Competition Wildly Successful

    First North American Steinway Piano Competition Wildly Successful
    On May 27th at the Vancouver Playhouse, a theatre that has over half a century of history, Steinway and Sons hosted its first ever annual Piano Competition. Close to 200 friends and family gathered to join the contestants for the awards ceremony, all buzzing with excitement to find out the results. The ceremony took place in three stages. Firstly, all...
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  4. Steinway Artist Jenny Lin Talks Accessibility and Community Building

    Steinway Artist Jenny Lin Talks Accessibility and Community Building
    Tom Lee Music was delighted to host acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist Jenny Lin for a recent series of workshops on the theme of Practicing and Performance Preparation. Enthusiastic audiences joined us on Thursday, May 10 at Tom Lee Music Vancouver and on Friday, May 11 at Tom Lee Music Richmond and were blown away by her humble insight and...
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  5. Vancouver Chopin Society 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Vancouver Chopin Society 20th Anniversary Celebration
    On the afternoon of Sunday, April 22, The Vancouver Chopin Society officially celebrated their 20th Anniversary at the Vancouver Playhouse with a phenomenal gala performance by Steinway Artist Rafal Blechacz. Patrons, donors, board members and supporters gathered for a beautiful celebration in honour of twenty years of community building and cultural engagement. Tom Lee Music was delighted to participate as...
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  6. Duo Petrof: Winners of the 19th US International Duo Piano Competition

    Duo Petrof: Winners of the 19th US International Duo Piano Competition
    Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva, known in the international scene as Duo Petrof, recently won the first prize at the 2018 edition of the most important international competition for professional piano duos. After several months of evaluation based on recordings and live performances, eight ensembles were invited for a final concert in the city of Colorado Springs, USA, in January...
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  7. Magic of the Moment: Interview with Rafał Blechacz

    Magic of the Moment: Interview with Rafał Blechacz
    Interview by Bożena U. Zaremba Originally published in Russia House News What defines you as an artist: winning the Chopin Piano Competition, the Gilmore Artist award, or perhaps something else? Generally speaking, an artist is, first of all, defined by his interpretations, and my “adventure” with music and the process of developing my interpretations began way before the Chopin Competition...
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  8. The Endearing Story Behind Carole King’s Piano

    The Endearing Story Behind Carole King’s Piano
    Article by Angela M. H. Schuster Originally published in Robb Report on March 30, 2018 Fans of Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Carole King will have a chance to own a bit of music-making history on April 20, when her 1923 Steinway Model M grand hits the block at Christie’s in New York. “The 5-foot 7-inch piano was gifted to King in 1971—3 years after her...
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  9. 2018 Juno Award Ceremony

    2018 Juno Award Ceremony
    On behalf of everyone here at Tom Lee Music Canada, congratulations to all of the talented nominees, performers and winners who were featured at the 2018 Juno Awards! on Sunday, March 25 in our beautiful home city of Vancouver, BC. One quite moving highlight of the evening was a beautiful tribute performance to the late Gord Downie. Sarah Darmer sang...
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  10. Celebrating at the Langley Jaguar E-Pace Launch Party!

    Celebrating at the Langley Jaguar E-Pace Launch Party!
    On Thursday, March 8, our Tom Lee Piano Consultants were delighted to attend an exclusive launch party at the Langley Jaguar Dealership to mark the release of their brand new E-Pace models. We love seeing technological innovations within the community, from electric cars to hybrid pianos! And the recent launch party was a wonderful way to celebrate this. Thanks to everyone...
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