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Mon-Puo Lee
*1993 in Spain

Mon-Puo Lee

cello

Mon-Puo Lee was born in Madrid (Spain) in December of 1993 into an artistic Taiwanese family and soon started to play the cello. He became a student at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Professor Natalia Shakhovskaya and Ivan Monighetti. As an international competition prizewinning cellist he won the First Prize at the VII International Competition Karl Davydov, top prize in the Brahms Competition, first prize in the International Pedro Bote Competition, first prize and the special OSPA prize in the international cello competition of Llanes (Asturias). He was awarded the second prize at the Isang Yun International Cello Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea) in 2015. In April of 2016 he was awarded first prize in the International Chamber music Bacewicz competition as a cello piano duo together with pianist Han Wen Yu. Later that year he won first prize at the Berlin Philharmonic Debut Competition, as well as the third prize at the George Enescu Festival Competition in Bucharest (Romania). In 2017, he has won the 29th Chimei Art award in Taiwan.

As a soloist, Mon-Puo Lee has collaborated with several orchestras such as Berliner Symphoniker, George Enescu Philarmonie Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of Asturias, Symphonic orchestra of Esxtremadura, Chamber Orchestra of Andres Segovia, Tonyeong Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia, Liepaja Amber sound symphony orchestra, RCSMM symphony orchestra among others. He has appeared in major concert venues, such as Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Athenäum in Bucharest, Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid, Gasteig München, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, and Tong Yeong Concert Hall. In the next season, he could be heard in the Berlin Philharmonie, Taiwan, Macau, Warsaw, Lódz, Paris, London, Chicago and so on.

Mon-Puo Lee is now studying with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz at Universität der Künste of Berlin.