Kino Lee is a pianist, violinist, composer and arranger who hails from Taipei, Taiwan. Lee earned a degree in Classical Piano Performance from Fujen University in the Spring of 2017, she graduated from Berklee College of Music in Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Scoring. From 2017-2019, Lee has been living and working in NYC to accomplish her career as a musician and a film composer.
During her years at Berklee, Lee took part in many projects. She was music programmer for the Frontline documentary “The Fish on My Plate”; assistant composer for Masan Daring; composer for the video games “Wave Rider” and “Long Walk Home”; keyboard 1 player for the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra and arranger for the piece “Anthropology”, which was performed by Berklee Chord Scale Madness ensemble. Lee was also a Berklee scholarship recipient and winner of the Berklee Contemporary Classical Performance award in 2015 and the Formosa Youth Choir Composition Award in 2012 and 2013. In 2017 August, she released her first album “Free Spirit” and she is now working on a upcoming movie “The Key” with director Akira Hsueh. In 2018, Lee’s soundtrack for “The Key” won the best original music score from LA independent film festival award.
Lee began learning piano and violin at the young age of 4, and has had a plethora of experience with orchestral, choral, jazz, and solo performances. As a composer and arranger, she has a wide range of experience in writing for many styles, such as classical, orchestral, contemporary, chamber, film scoring, video game scoring, jazz small ensemble, and big band. Although Lee is a very acclaimed performer as a pianist/violinist, her focus is on video game and film composing. Her goal is to use her broad understanding of music to convey emotion and bring great experiences to people everywhere. She cites Chih Ming Lu, her teacher from Fujen University, as her most important teacher. Without his help, she wouldn’t have been able to come to Berklee and become the person she is today.
Lee has been cooperating with composer Mason Daring, Sheldon Mirowitz ; Journalist David Fanning ; Taiwanese Director Akira Hsueh, Famous guitar/bass player Hector Hellion and many amazing musician and artist around the world.
“Honorable Mention” from Florence Filme Awards, selected by CKF International Film Awards and Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards as a director of the film “Huozhe”
“Best Original Music Score” from LAIFFA (LA independent film festival award) as the composer of the movie “The Key”
“War of sisters” won 2017 Yo-Chang art museum collection awards-quality award
2017 Windows of Formosa Film Festival
2017 Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards
Berklee Contemporary Classical Performance Award -2015
Formosa Youth Choir Composition Award – 2012 &2013
Berklee Scholarship Recipient
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