Award winning Singaporean composer Jinjun Lee has been actively involved in the music scene as both a composer and performer for the past 10 years. His works have been conducted by renowned composer Johan de Meij and Adrian Tan, and performed by the Singapore Wind Symphony, Singapore Management University Symphonia and the Raffles Winds. Recently, his piece What Does the Future Hold? clinched the first prize at the World Projects Composition Contest 2014, and was premiered by the Riverside City College Wind Ensemble in the Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the 2015 Los Angeles International Music Festival.
As part of a National Day celebration concert, Jinjun was commissioned to write Sing! for the Singapore Wind Symphony. His trumpet solo showpiece Variations on Chan Mali Chan was premiered by trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller in 2014. The Straits Times hailed Variations as “the local answer to Arban’s fantastic Carnival of Venice Variations.” It has since been performed by leading euphonium soloist Steven Mead in a euphonium edition both in Singapore and at the 2015 Alicante Brass Festival, Spain. Jinjun also does arrangements for symphonic bands, including music by major Singaporean musical figures such as Dick Lee and Jeremy Monteiro.
Besides writing for wind band, Jinjun also actively composes chamber music. Sea Stars for trombone quintet was performed by the Trombone Society (Singapore), as part of the Singapore Low Brass Festival 2015. Four Dances for Three, a trumpet, trombone and piano was also performed in “Cool Classics”, a series of public recitals presented by Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay.
Jinjun also performs as a trumpeter for numerous groups, including the Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM), Windstars Ensemble and Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and has taken part in the prestigious Cheltenham Festival of Music with OMM. He currently studies trumpet under Singapore Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Jon Dante at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music under a full scholarship.