Sun Lee, violinist, has performed as guest soloist, recitalist, and
chamber musician throughout the US, Russia, Italy and Korea. She made
her Chicago Cultural Center debut on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series
in 2015, which was broadcast live on WFMT radio and has given recitals
at the Roerich Museum (NY), An die Musik Live (MD), the Windsor Art
Center (CT), Noble Art Recital Series (PA), University of Virginia,
Central Michigan University and The College of New Jersey.
Lee began her violin studies at the age of six and made her solo debut
with the Korean Chamber Orchestra at the age of nine. While she was
in Korea, Ms. Lee won several national competitions including the Korean
Daily Newspaper Competition, Yook Young Competition, Woleum Competition,
Chosun Daily Newspaper Competition and The Segue Daily Newspaper Competition.
In 1999, she won Grand Prize at The Nanpa Music Competition in the category
of all instruments, as well as First-Prize in the violin category. Her
performances have been lauded by the Kyungin Newspaper for her ¡°diverse
tone colors with sensitive interpretation¡±. She gave her first solo
recital in Sejong Recital Hall as a winner of the Chosun-Daily Newspaper
Audition. Ms. Lee performed as a soloist with The Ensemble of the Soloists
Sofia, Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, Promise Ministries Chamber Orchestra
and Bergen Youth Orchestra.
active chamber musician, having studied with the Grammy Award-winning
Emerson String Quartet and appearing in chamber music performances with
Lawrence Dutton, Eugene Drucker, Julia Lichten, David Geber, John Patitucci
and Chris Finckel, Ms. Lee regularly performs on the Hoch Chamber Music
Series at Concordia College, NY.
Lee is a member of Alacorde Piano Trio and the trio has performed extensively
throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Formed
in 2006, the Alacorde Piano Trio has performed at Ramapo College, College
of Saint Elizabeth, Cecil College, YMHA in Wayne concert series, Noble
Art recital series, Carnegie Room concert series, Saint Peter¡¯s Church
Concert Series and Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. In February
2016, Trio¡¯s debut CD, featuring compositions by Gershwin, Piazzolla,
Faure and Turina, was released by the NV Records label.
As an orchestra musician, Ms. Lee has held concertmaster positions at
Seoul National University, Stony Brook University and the New York Sinfonietta.
She 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 graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Seoul National
University and earned her Master of Music degree from The Eastman School
of Music. In 2006, she finished her Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony
Brook University, where she received a full scholarship. Ms. Lee has
participated in master classes with Dorothy Delay, Zakhar Bron, Young
Wook Kim and Zvi Zeitlin. She is a former faculty member at Stony Brook
University, pre-college division, and Long Island Conservatory. Ms.
Lee was appointed the Director of Chamber Music at Ramapo College of
NJ in 2013 and currently teaches at the College of Saint Elizabeth and