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Musical Interplay

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong - September 13, 2009

Andrew Simon is ebullient, Warren Lee is reserved. Yet the duo embody the solidarity and breadth of local classical music talent, writes Sam Olluver

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department could not have picked two more dissimilar
musicians for its Our Music Talents series spotlighting the city’s resident stars. On
September 21, clarinettist Andrew Simon and pianist Warren Wai On Lee will share the
City Hall stage in a recital featuring works by Brahms, Schumann and Poulenc.

“Our cultural backgrounds are so different,” says Lee. “Sometimes I wonder why we get
along so well on a personal as well as musical level.”

One reason seems to stem from the maxim that opposites attract.

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Tasmanian Connection

The Mercury, Tasmania, Australia - May 12, 2011
Penny Thow

Hong Kong Philharmonic principal clarinet player Andrew Simon is expected to blow the audience away with his musicianship at the Visiting Artist Series concert at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music on Monday. Simon studied at the Juilliard School in New York and debuted at the Weill Centre in the Carnegie Recital Hall complex after winning the Artists International Young Musicians Auditions Clarinet Award. He then went on to establish an international career, appearing as a soloist and lecturer throughout Europe, Asia, and America.

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