In 2005 Colleen Lee won Sixth Prize (the only female laureate) at the Fifteenth Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition. She was also a prizewinner in the 2007 Sendai International Music Competition, the 2005 Città di Cantù International Competition and the 2003 Seiler International Piano Competition. She has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. She has also appeared in a number of International Festivals including the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, the International Keyboard Festival in New York and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. In addition to her solo work, she has a keen interest in chamber music.
Born in Hong Kong, Colleen Lee was trained at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a pupil of Eleanor Wong. Since 2003 she has been studying with Arie Vardi at the Hanover Hochschule für Musik und Theater. Her début disc, recorded in Warsaw with the Pleyel Piano, was issued by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in 2006.