Sohwa Lee (Seoul, South Korea). Korean-born composer and theorist, Sohwa Lee got bachelor’s and master’s degree in composition at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul. Now she studies music composition and theory at Mannes School of Music in New York City. She believes a huge sense of humor about music. Under the proposition as human are social animals, she thinks interacting each other is the key aspect of music. She actively writes music to develop her career as a composer and lives with communicating in the joy of music every day.
Palindrome had the first premiere by Mannes School of Music Orchestra on March 10th, 2017. Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 47 in G major, III movement was nicknamed The Palindrome. Palindrome, like the name itself, this piece has a backward point in the middle of the music. The first section keeps up a tranquil mood and then follows a rhythmical passage. This piece has inspiration from Gamelan music and Asian themes and is arranged for Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra from the original piece.
listen to an excerpt of Palindrome