Watch violinist Sean Lee and pianist Peter Dugan perform Robert Schumann’s arrangement of Paganini’s Caprice no.5 in A minor. This video is part of Lee and Dugan’s project ’Paganini X Schumann’, an EP and video series comprising of nine of Paganini’s Caprices.

Lee will perform all 24 Paganini Caprices in one concert at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on 27 January 2022 for the first time in the society’s history. Lee tells The Strad, ’In Paganini’s 24 Caprices, the musical and technical ingenuity both are tremendous, so I stay fascinated with pondering their countless obstacles. In performance, the electricity in the air is like none other’.

A graduate of the Juilliard School with Itzhak Perlman, Lee received the William Schuman prize upon graduation and was a top prizewinner at the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition.

Lee performs on a violin originally made for violinist Ruggiero Ricci in 1999 by David Bague, and a bow made circa 1890 by Joseph Arthur Vigneron.

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