Lee's passion for music knows no bounds
Lee was educated at Harrogate High School, where he played in the Wind Band, directed by the legendary Neil Richmond, and wrote music for his friends
to play in solo and ensemble performances. In the sixth form he joined the choir of
St Peter’s Church, Harrogate, later being appointed Organ Scholar,
and there he found inspiration in the conducting and playing of the Dr Philip Wilby and Richard Hunt.
He read Music at Hertford College, in the University of Oxford, as Organ Scholar, and as manager and member of the Oxford University Orchestra, he worked with such esteemed conductors as Douglas Boyd, Peter Stark, Garry Walker and Sir Roger Norrington. Whilst at Oxford he was awarded a Britten-Pears Scholarship to study with the current Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir CBE, and he gave the première performance of no fewer than fifty piano works by North American composers, in a series of concerts he gave whilst president of the Oxford University Contemporary Music Group. He also held a choral scholarship at Worcester College, Oxford, and conducted, accompanied, and sang with, the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.