Nathan Hanyul Lee

Nathan Lee is a sophomore in Valencia High School who always does his best in music and academics. He started playing the piano when he was 6 years old, and is learning from Yoo Jung Chung, a devoted teacher and organist. Nathan was a winner in the MTAC competitions in 2012, 2013, 2018, and 2021, and won a cash award 3 times. In addition, he was a medalist in the AADGT competition and American protégé competition , and is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in June 2023. Nathan has also played the violin since he was 9, and was a first violin in All-State Honor Orchestra and a winner of the Satori Summer Music Festival. Currently, Nathan plays violin and sometimes piano in his school’s orchestra. Besides his instruments, Nathan enjoys golf and coding. He and his friends were participants of the Congressional App Challenge, and won an award with their app. Despite all his other interests, his biggest passion is playing the piano.

You can find Nathan’s 2022 Contemporary Music Competition piano performance here.