Hyungi Lee, was born in South Korea and came to UK at the age of 12.
She held the ABRSM Scholarship during her studies at the Royal College of Music studying orchestral percussion with David Hockings and solo percussion with She-e Wu and Daniella Ganeva.
Hyungi has been awarded First Prize at the Seoul University National Competition, the Guildhall and Trinity Hall Marimba Competition and the Fermo International Percussion Competition in Italy.She reached the semi-finals of the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and was awarded the Walter Todd Bursary for her performance. She has performed as a soloist and as a chamber group at various concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Elgar room (RAH), Royal Opera House, Cadogan Hall and V&A Gallery.
More recent competitions include first prize the RCM Percussion Competition in 2016 and 2017 and the second prize in Karl Jenkins Award 2017 and 2018. Hyungi was one of the Featured Young Artists at the London Ear Festival 2018 and she has recently performed a Bach Harpsichord concerto arranged for two marimbas with the RCM Symphony Orchestra.
Awards include the Feltenstein Leaver’s award, the Macklin bursary for an outstanding student in the final year of undergraduate studies from ABRSM 2017 and the Joy Hockings Prize 2018 for excellent contribution at the RCM. She was recently shortlisted for Tillett Trust Young Artist programme and she has been chosen as a selected artist by Making Music and will be listed on their recommended artist guide 2019/20.
She has also been shortlisted for the Park Lane Young Artist 2019/20 and just won the first prize in the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. She is looking forward to her solo recital at St-Martin-in-the-fields and a premier of a concerto with Croydon Symphony Orchestra in 2019.