Deputy Director, Technology Management & Services
Mervyn Lee Cheng Hui
Collaborative Pianist, Faculty of Music
- Subject Head, IBCP
- Faculty of Student Care
Mervyn Lee is a Singaporean pianist and Young Steinway Artist. He gave his first public performance at the age of ten during the "#1 Steinway" Roadshow held at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, making his debut a year later as soloist for the President's Young Performers Concert performing with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Under the guidance of Professor Thomas Hecht, his outstanding performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor earned him Second Prize in the Conservatory’s 2014 Concerto Competition and he was subsequently engaged to perform the work with the Artsakh State Chamber Orchestra at the Tnjre International Festival of Young Musicians held in the Republic of Artsakh. He later became the First Prize winner and Grand Finalist of the 2015 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concerto Competition, and also took part in the 2015 National Piano and Violin Competition, achieving First Place in the piano senior category.
In addition to his pianistic endeavours, Mervyn also studies composition with Dr. John Sharpley. His output includes a piano trio, a violin duet, string quartet, and various works for piano.
As a harpsichordist, he has performed on numerous occasions under Bach Collegium Japan conductor Masaaki Suzuki, as well as for numerous local early music performances. He is a member of Red Dot Baroque, Singapore's first professional Baroque ensemble.
Mervyn has worked with renowned musical figures such as Gabor Takács-Nagy, and Masaaki Suzuki, and has also performed for artists such as Steven Hough, Julian Martin, and Christian Blackshaw. He recently attained his Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music under the studio of Dr. Marc Silverman.