Gordon Lee

Gordon Lee is widely regarded as one of the foremost harmonicists in the world. Gordon won the championship at the 2017 World Harmonica Festival, the highest level of harmonica competition in the world, held every four years in Germany. He has been invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Muth Concert Hall in Vienna, Esplanade in Singapore, International Harmonica Festival in Seoul and World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen Germany. His repertoire includes Spivakovsky’s Concerto for Harmonica, Farnon’s Prelude and Dance for Harmonica and Orchestra, Moody’s Toledo for Harmonica and Orchestra, among others.

In addition, Gordon has collaborated with singers including Alan Tam, Alfred Hui, Chet Lam, Hacken Lee, Hins Cheung, Phil Lam, Ng Yip-kwan, Leon Lai, Lowell Lo, Teresa Carpio, Kay Tse, and so on, as guest soloist in live concerts and recorded television programs, albums and DVD. He also appeared in Hunan Television’s 2016 reality show ‘I Am a Singer’ as guest soloist.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Gordon graduated at the EdUHK where he was awarded President's Commendation (Arts and Culture). Gordon studied Chromatic Harmonica under Chromatic Harmonica Soloist Franz Chmel from Vienna, Sigmund Groven from Norway and studied Diatonic Harmonica under two-time Grammy Award Winner Howard Levy from New York. In Hong Kong, he studied performing techniques under sheng soloist Cheng Tak-wai.

Gordon has been widely praised by the local media, with one saying “his performance makes us completely rethink our opinions about how the harmonica should be played.” Gordon’s performance integrates the greatness of Classical Music, World Music, Jazz, Blues and Pop Music.

His latest 2018 CD, named Gordon Lee and his Encore Trio, was released last year.