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, Eugene Drucker of Emerson String Quartet, Julia
Lichten, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and Chris Finckel of Manhattan String
Quartet, and duo recitals with pianist Sarah Lee at 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 Concerto No.5 at the Glinka University.
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 soloist and chamber musician in Carnegie Hall¡¯s
Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Riverside Church,
Yamaha Hall, Steinway Hall, Promise Theater, Greenfield Hall at the
Manhattan School of Music, Lefrak Hall at the Queens College, Sommer
Center at the Concordia College, Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School
of Music, Katonah Museum, Joyce Auditorium at the Iona College, Staller
Center for the Arts at the Stony Brook University, Dolan Recital Hall
at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Milburn Theater, Seoul Arts Center
and Sejong Recital Hall in Korea.
Lee is a member of Alacorde Piano Trio and the trio has performed extensively
throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Trio has appeared in
chamber music concerts such as Carnegie Room Concert Series, Teaneck
Library Concert Series, Noble Art Recital Series, YWHA in Wayne and
Alderton House. During 2008-2009 seasons, Dr. Lee presented six successful
chamber music series both as violinist and music director at the Promise
Theater in New York City. As an orchestra musician, She has held concertmaster
positions at the Seoul National University, Stony Brook University,
New York Sinfonietta and served as 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. Dr. Lee is a former faculty member at the Stony Brook University,
pre-college division, and the Long Island Conservatory. She is currently
on the faculty at the College of Saint Elizabeth and teaches violin
and chamber music at the Concordia Conservatory.