Trinity Lee is a Composer, Soprano, Violinist, Violist, and Pianist. She began playing violin at the age of two and has toured Ireland playing violin concerti and soloed at Carnegie Hall as the Grand Prize Winner of an international music competition. She is the current concertmaster of her high school’s orchestra. At a young age, Trinity also sang in the Motor City Lyric Opera Children’s Choir, performing in Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. In 2019 and 2021, Trinity won first prize at the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit competition for classical voice.
She also sang at Carnegie Hall as the winner of an international music competition for voice and was scheduled to perform again in Fall 2020. Recently, Trinity was named a finalist at the 2021 Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan Italian Songs and Arias Vocal Competition. Trinity is also an accomplished violist. She is the Principal Violist of the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra affiliated with the University of Michigan. In the summer of 2020, she participated in the Lunigiana International Music Festival for viola. In addition to voice, violin, and viola, Trinity also plays the piano. She made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 as a winner of the World Piano Competition. Trinity won 1st place at the Albion International Competition, was a winner of the Young Pianist of the North International Competition, and has soloed with the Grosse Pointe Symphony. Trinity’s greatest passion is composing because it allows her to bring her artistic vision to life. Outside of music, Trinity figure
skates and works with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan through her charity organization Healing4Kids. After graduation, Trinity will attend Yale University in Fall 2021.
Verum Illuminat “Truth Illuminates” is a composition written for voice, piano, and string ensemble. This piece was written to emphasize the importance of truth. Truth has always been an important principle; however, this COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for unbiased truth. Trinity felt inspired to write the lyric in Latin, having studied the language for the past five years.