Philippine-born pianist Stephen Joven-Lee is a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a current student at the Juilliard School under Professor Julian Martin. His education includes focused training in performance, pedagogy, music theory, and conducting. Joven-Lee strongly believes in music as a universal language and piano as an individual voice.
Joven-Lee began piano studies at age 10 in the Philippines. One year later, he moved to New York City where he studied with Natalia Huang, and later studied with Dr. Amy E. Gustafson and Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez. He went on to study with Professor Alvin Chow at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he was the recipient of the Rudolf Serkin Prize and John Elvin Prize for excellence in piano performance, as well as the Faustina Hurlbutt Prize for outstanding graduating student in piano. Joven-Lee is an award winner of almost two-dozen competitions at national and international levels. This has led him to perform in renowned halls including Carnegie’s Weill Hall (NY), Severance’s Reinberger Hall (OH), and Steinway Hall (NY & OH).
Joven-Lee has been elected as a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda - National Music Honor Society in recognition of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.
His goal as a teacher is to help his students cultivate their understanding of the language and clarity of voice. Joven-Lee has experience working with students of various levels ranging from young beginners to college level musicians.