Tähe-Lee Liiv (b. 11.11.2003) is currently studying piano with Ivari Ilja and Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann at the Tallinn Music High School and at the Estonian Accademy of Music and Theatre, graduating in June 2022.
Since 2018 she is studying at the Sibelius Academy with Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna, as a student of the Young Musicians International Class. Since 2019 she is attending piano course in Accademia Perosi with Konstantin Bogino. She has attended master classes by Arbo Valdma, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Dmitri Bashkirov, Victor Rosenbaum, Piotr Paleczny, Dmitri Alexeev, Sir András Schiff and Pavel Nersessian, among others.
Tähe-Lee Liiv has won many national and international piano competitions, including The 4th Tallinn International Piano Competition (finalist diploma and two special prizes, being also the youngest participant, 2021), the Estonian National Television’s live-broadcast talent show “Klassikatähed” (winner, 2020); Ninth Competition of Estonian Pianists (I Prize and two Special Prizes, Tallinn, 2019); International Gershwin Music Competition (II Prize, New York, 2019); Concerto Competition ‘Theodor Leschetizky’ for Gifted Young Pianists (I Prize, New York, 2019); Festival ‘Venice Music Masters’ (Guido Alberto Fano Prize, Italy, 2019); International Piano Competition in San Dona di Piave (I Prize; Italy, 2018); “First Mart Saar Competition for Estonian Pianists 2018” (I Prize and Special Prize, Estonia, 2018).
Tähe-Lee Liiv has performed as a soloist with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the New York Camerata Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Pärnu Town Orchestra, Chioggia Symphony Orchestra, Alion Baltic Festival Orchestra, Estonian Academy of Music and Theater Symphony Orchestra and Virumaa Chamber Orchestra. In addition, she has made guest appearances at the Concertino Praga Festival in the Czech Republic (2018), Sibelius Festival (2021) and the Mänttä Music Festival in Finland (2019). During 2022–23, Tähe-Lee Liiv has engagements to play with Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra in Estonia and with Israel Camerata in Tel Aviv. Besides piano repertoire, Tähe-Lee Liiv enjoys studying and performing chamber music. She is a member of Trio Meri.