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Violinist 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.

Jee 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.

Jee 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.

Dr. 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.

As 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.

Her 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.