R. Andrew Lee
R. Andrew Lee
David McKamie. He continued his education in piano performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he met David McIntire, with whom he would eventually help launch Irritable Hedgehog Music. Lee cites McIntire as having introduced him to William Duckworth's The Time Curve Preludes, which sparked his interest in minimalist music. Lee received his M.M. in 2006 and his D.M.A. in 2010 from UMKC. R. Andrew Lee began his career as Artist-in-Residence at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri in January 2009. On 30 October 2010, he released his first album with Irritable Hedgehog Music, Tom Johnson: An Hour for Piano. This album, the first recording of An Hour for Piano to be exactly one hour, also marked the first release for Irritable Hedgehog. In August 2011, Lee took a position at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, becoming the Associate University Minister for Liturgical & Sacred Music. There he oversees music for liturgical celebrations while also teaching in the music department. Lee continued to record for Irritable Hedgehog, garnering increasing attention from critics.
His third album, William Duckworth: The Time Curve Preludes was named by a 2012 Critics' Choice by Gramophone Magazine. His fifth album, Dennis Johnson: November was named by Steve Smith of Time Out NY as the best classical album of 2013, and his sixth album, Eva-Maria Houben: Piano Music was selected by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as one of ten notable classical recordings of 2013. Lee has performed across the United States, including cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Boston and New York. He has also performed abroad in Canada, England, France, Belgium, and Italy. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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