With less than a week after being released, new PARMA artist Moonkyung Lee and her debut album TCHAIKOVSKY released on Navona Records, is featured in Spotify’s ‘Classical New Releases’ playlist, which is followed by more than 150,000 people. Already the featured track “Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 26″ has more than 12,000 streams on Spotify, and still counting.
Moonkyung Lee, a Korean concert violinist, is a graduate of New England Conservatory, Yale University, and New York University, and performs extensively around Europe, the United States, and Korea. Winning awards such as the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition, the Padova International Competition, the New York University Concerto Competition, the Yale Chamber Music Celebration, and an NYU/Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship for Ph.D. Studies, Lee is an excelling musical force in the string and classical world.
Prior to the release, Lee was featured in an article by The Strad, a classical music reviewing platform known as the “essential reading for the string music world since 1890,” and stands tall next to magazines such as Gramophone. Lee was the focus of one of our ‘Inside Story‘ features, which is a blog series targeted to learn more about our artists on a more personal level. Additionally, her album was a feature on the Classical Music Discoveries Facebook page, reaching over 200,000 followers, and in a podcast published on their website.
This exciting accomplishment on Spotify, however, is not a first for PARMA Recordings artists. Acclaimed cellist Carmine Miranda was also featured on Spotify’s ‘Classical New Releases’ playlist when his Navona Records album SCHUMANN | DVOŘÁK was released in June 2016. Miranda’s album has achieved well over one million streams on Spotify.
We’re sure that the positive response with TCHAIKOVSKY already is indicative of the success to come for Moonkyung Lee.