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Dr Lee Tsang BA (Hons), MMus, PhD, PG Cert (EPD), FHEA

Lecturer in Classical Music Performance Music

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    Personal Statement

    Lee Tsang, Lecturer in Classical Music Performance, is an academic with a difference. On the one hand he trained as a music analyst and has diverse research interests that embrace the timbral and the filmic; on the other, he is an impresario with an insatiable passion for creating, curating and performing new work. His organisation Sinfonia UK Collective has, since its inception in 2004, championed the work of major living composers from across the world, and enabled him to pursue his research concerns about creative agency in music performance contexts. These concerns have often involved him creating new texts and contexts for new music, e.g. animation/film, multi-composer collected editions, theatricalised concerts/productions, performing translations, lyric writing, or exploring musical spaces where classical, jazz and indigenous folk may meet. His current focus is on ‘authentic flow’ (principles, contexts, discourses) and the post-jazz ecology of Canadian composer-pianist David Braid. His work with Braid has featured on BBC, CBC, and at major festivals, including Ottawa International Chamberfest, Festival International Hautes-Laurentides and the Festival of the Sound; he has performed across Europe, Asia and North America and contributed as researcher/producer/editor/writer/vocal consultant to two albums that have received Juno nominations (K52 and Steinway labels). As well as an active conductor and baritone working with Braid, he collects and curates artefacts for the Sinfonia UK Collective Leginska Archive, which he founded and has featured on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters, for UK City of Culture and the Women of the World Festival