Mikkel Myer Lee
About the Artist
Following that, he made another history performance with a full orchestra at the Victoria Concert Hall in July 2022 playing Chopin Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven Concerto No. 3.
Labelled as ‘piano maestro’ by The Straits Times, Mikkel Myer Lee made history in Singapore at the tender age of 9 by performing the complete cycle of Chopin’s 24 Preludes Op. 28 in a sold-out public piano recital at the Esplanade in February 2022. Following that, he made another history performance with a full orchestra at the Victoria Concert Hall in July 2022 playing Chopin Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven Concerto No. 3.
Born to parents who are not musically trained, Mikkel was six years old when his father brought him a second-hand piano. Months later, Mikkel brought home Gold in two competitions: the Grand Virtuoso International Piano Competition in Salzburg and Amsterdam. He also went on to win top prizes in the Golden Classical Award Competition USA and the American Protégé Fall Music Competition. Mikkel has since represented Singapore and performed in Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was also invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA.
Mikkel volunteers with the St Luke’s Hospital, HCA Hospice and Thye Hwa Kwan Moral Society where he uses his music to bless the lives of those living and working in these homes. In 2021, he started receiving formal music education from renowned Belgian-American pianist Tedd Joselson.
How We Helped
The Foundation’s Prodigy Fund supports young artistes who show world-class potential beyond their years. The first recipient was 9-year-old Mikkel Myer Lee (now 11), a gifted concert pianist.
Mikkel made history in 2022, as the youngest pianist in the world to perform the complete cycle of Chopin 24 preludes Op. 28.
And on 24th June 2023, The Foundation hosted the child prodigy for a remarkable solo performance mesmerising the audience before the world premier of Kelly Tang’s original work, ‘Movements in Time – Artworks from the National Gallery’, to launch the Music Commissioning Series.