Sae Lee (Japan) is one of the most sought-after collaborative pianists of her generation. Her ability to interact with other musicians with exceptional instrumental and artistic level captivate audiences (Mainich newspaper).
She appeared at important festivals and events such as Piano festival Enghien (France), International conference Nevada-Semipalatinsk organized by Kazakhstan government & UNESCO (Kazakhstan) and Japanese National TV program Classic-club. Her collaboration is not only with musicians but also with well-known ballet dancers like Aurélie Dupont (prima balerine in direktorice baleta pariške opera), Kevin O’Hare (director of The Royale Ballet) and Rachel Beaujean (The Associate Artistic Director of Het Nationale Ballet).
After studying at the University of Music TOHO-Gakuen, Continued her studies of Piano and Chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Professors Michel Beroff and Eric Le Sage. In June 2007 and 2008 she graduated with the highest marks. She was a winner at many national and international competitions, including the International Competition of Citta di Padova, the International Piano Competition of Albert Roussel.
In 2004 she started to play with a saxophone player Miha Rogina as Duo Karypso. Duo Kalypso is a prize winner of International competition for music of ensembles FNAPEC. They have also won the 1st prize at the International chamber music competition of Carlo Soliva.
She has performed solo recitals and collaborated with orchestras and chamber groups throughout Europe and Japan.
Irèn Seleljo was born 1987 in Uzhgorod (Ukraine) and started to learn the piano under the tutelage of her mother, followed by the studies with Erzsèbet Belàk at the St. Stephan Music-High School (Budapest). 2006-2011 she was studying at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest) with Professors Attila Némethy and István Gulyás. In 2008 Irén spent a semester at the Bard College (USA), she had piano lessons with Prof. Jeremy Denk. She showed always a strong interest in chamber music, accompanied musicians in competitions, auditions and recitals. After she got the Master Degree at the Academy as a Soloist Performer and Teacher, she continued her studies (Instrumental Accompaniment) at the Konservatorium Wien
Privatuniversität in the class of Prof. Denise Benda.
Irèn Seleljo is a requested chamber musician and plays regularly concerts with various instrumentalists. Her repertoire covers several classical music
styles, however in the past years she developed a special attention to the contemporary music. Besides the concerts with her chamber music groups
Duonarchie and Seleljo Duo, she performed as soloist and chamber music partner in prestigious festivals and recitals in Hungary, Austria, Spain,
Slovenia, Italy, Rumania and Chile. Since 2013 she is working as piano accompanist at the Kunstuniversität Graz and at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.