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Thomas Oboe Lee
Photo © Elizabeth Hamlin
Mr. Lee has composed over a hundred works: six symphonies, nine string quartets, nine concerti, choral works, song cycles, and scores of chamber music. He has received many awards for his work: the Rome Prize Fellowship, the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, two Guggenheim Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts Composers Fellowships, two Massachusetts Artists Fellowships, First Prize at the Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards for his
String Quartet No. 3 ... "child of Uranus, father of Zeus,"
the Georges Enesco International Composition Prize, the Koussevitzky Tanglewood Composition Prize, recording grants from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Charles Ives Center in Danbury, CT, and Charleston, SC.
He has received commissions from Amnesty International USA, the Thoreau Society, the Fromm Music Foundation, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, the American Jazz Philharmonic, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, the Boston Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.