Jee Sun Lee performs as guest soloist,
recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the US, Russia, Italy and
Korea. Recent appearances of note include chamber music appearance on
the Hoch Chamber music Series at the Concordia College, collaborating
with Lawrence Dutton and Eugene Drucker of Emerson Quartet, Julia Lichten,
Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and Chris Finckel, and duo recitals with pianist
Sarah Lee in the Roerich Museum in New York, An die Musik Live in Maryland
and Windsor Art Center in Connecticut.
Sun Lee began her violin studies at the age of six and made her solo
debut with Korean Chamber Orchestra at the age of nine. While she was
in Korea, Dr. Lee won several national competitions including Korean
Daily Newspaper, Yook Young, Woleum, Chosun Daily Newspaper and Segue
Daily Newspaper competitions. In 1999, she won Grand Prize at Nanpa
Music competition in the category of all instruments, in addition to
winning the First-Prize in the violin category. Her performance has
been lauded by Kyungin Newspaper for her ¡°diversity of tone colors with
sensitive interpretation¡±. She gave her first solo recital in Sejong
Recital Hall as a winner of Chosun-Daily Newspaper Audition. While Dr.
Lee was attending Stony Brook University, she was invited to Russia
as a soloist with ¡°The Ensemble of the Soloists Sofia¡± performing Mozart¡¯s
Sun Lee is an active chamber musician, having studied with the Grammy
Award-winning Emerson String Quartet and appearing in chamber music
performances with members of Emerson String Quartet, Manhattan String
Quartet, American String Quartet, Sejong Soloists, Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Lee regularly performs
on the Hoch Chamber Music Series at the Concordia College where violist
Lawrence Dutton of Emerson String Quartet serves as an Artistic Director.
She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Carnegie Hall¡¯s
Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Riverside Church,
Katonah Museum, Yamaha Hall, Steinway Hall, Promise Theater, Manhattan
School of Music, Queens College, Concordia College, Eastman School of
Music, Iona College, Stony Brook University, College of Saint Elizabeth,
Cecil College, Ramapo College of NJ, Seoul Arts Center and Sejong Recital
Hall in Korea. During 2008-2009 seasons, Dr. Lee presented six successful
chamber music series both as a violinist and Music Director at the Promise
Theater in New York City.
Lee is a member of Alacorde Piano Trio and the trio has performed extensively
throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Formed in 2006, the
Alacorde Piano Trio has appeared in chamber music series and festivals
such as Teaneck library concert series, Fort Lee library concert series,
YMHA in Wayne concert series, Friday evening chamber music series sponsored
by New York City Bar Association, Noble Art recital series in PA, Carnegie
Room concert series and Saint Peter¡¯s Church Concert Series. They have
also participated and performed in fund raising projects, such as ¡°Music
For Hope¡± which benefited the people of Haiti after their most recent
and devastating earthquake.
an orchestra musician, Jee Sun Lee has held concertmaster positions
at the Seoul National University, Stony Brook University and New York
Sinfonietta, and served as an assistant concertmaster of the Westchester
Chamber Symphony from 2005 to 2012.
teachers include Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Pamela Frank and Charles
Castleman. She was graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from the Seoul
National University and earned Master of Music from the Eastman School
of Music. In 2006, she finished her Doctor of Musical Arts at the Stony
Brook University, where she received a full scholarship. She participated
in master classes with Dorothy Delay, Zakhar Bron, Young Wook Kim and
Zvi Zeitlin. Jee Sun Lee is a former faculty member at the Stony Brook
University, pre-college division, and Long Island Conservatory. Dr.
Lee was appointed the Director of Chamber Music at the Ramapo College
of NJ in 2013 and currently teaches at the College of Saint Elizabeth
and Concordia Conservatory.