Cello prodigy Kett Lee takes pride in his Chinese heritage

Kett Lee is a Chinese Malaysian cellist performing in the greater Boston area. (Image courtesy of Kett Lee)

If you are watching a musical at the Lyric Stage Theater in the Back Bay, you will find only one Asian face in the orchestra — Kett Lee, a Chinese-Malaysian — and the only cellist on stage. Lee started to learn piano at nine, and erhu and pipa at 12, but he is most skilled in cello. Now Lee is a freelancer in the Boston area, performing at different musical shows. Lee said for almost every orchestra, he was the only Asian. He is also ranked as the first cellist in the Boston area. “Every time the orchestras need a … Continue reading

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