Roy Lee has been Carillonneur at Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, since 2016. He also performs regularly and teaches on the University of Toronto’s Soldiers’ Tower Carillon. Born in Hong Kong, he spent his teenage years in Vancouver, and was an undergraduate student at Yale University when he learned to play the carillon. In 2000, he passed his professional certification exam and became a Carillonneur Member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). He also holds a diploma with great distinction from the Royal Carillon School of Mechelen, Belgium. He has performed guest recitals in Canada, the US, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Roy served on the GCNA’s Board from 2016 to 2022 and was its president from 2019 to 2021. He is currently chair of the GCNA's Emerging Artist Grants Committee, and has previously served as chair of the GCNA's committees for Events and the Associate Carillonneur Examination. Roy received his B.A. (history) from Yale and his J.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a lawyer by day, plays the organ at his home church, and enjoys curling recreationally.
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