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Scott Lee, Viola

Scott Lee

Scott Lee has established himself as one of the most exciting and unique violists to emerge in recent years. Winner of the 1996 Concert Artists Guild Competition, he became the youngest winner in the Competition’s 50 year history. In 1990, he won First Prize in both violin and viola in the Taiwan National Instrumental Competition, and has been a top prize winner in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, the William Primrose Viola Competition, and the Corpus Christi (TX) Young Artists Competition. Recent highlights of Mr. Lee’s concert schedule include performances at the Newport Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Chamber Music Festival, New York City’s Bargemusic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Musicians from Marlboro, Merkin Concert Hall, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Gardner Museum in Boston and the Metropolitan Museum. He also presented a New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), and appeared as guest artist with the Miro String Quartet, at the Marlboro Festival and in numerous recital and chamber music venues across the United States. He has also collaborated with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Orion, and Miami String Quartets, and performed with members of the Beaux Arts and Mannes Piano Trios. His chamber music partners have included such renowned artists as Cho-Liang Lin, Kyoko Takezawa, Paul Neubauer, Ani Kafavian, Fred Sherry, Gil Shaham, Felix Galimir, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, Gary Hoffman and Hilary Hahn. Scott Lee has been a featured soloist at the International Hindemith Viola Festival and at the 22nd and 24th International Viola Congresses. He is a faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.