Jee Sun Lee performs as guest soloist,
recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the US, Russia, Italy and
Korea. This season, she made her Chicago Cultural Center debut on the
Dame Myra Hess Concert Series and the recital was broadcast live on
WFMT. She has given recitals at the Roerich Museum (NY), An die Musik
Live (MD), Windsor Art Center (CT) and Noble Art Recital Series (PA).
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 ¡°diverse 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.
Sun Lee is an 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. 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, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Last
season, Trio performed Beethoven Triple Concerto with Bergen Youth Orchestra
and appeared at Connecticut Alliance for Music House Concert Series
and Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. Formed in 2006, the Alacorde
Piano Trio has performed at the Ramapo College, College of Saint Elizabeth,
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, 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.