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Anna Lee

Violin

Anna Lee is an active concert violinist, chamber musician, and teacher. She began violin studies at the age of four with Alexander Souptel and debuted as soloist performing the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 a year and a half later with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lan Shui. She spent a large part of her childhood in Japan and Singapore even though she was born in South Korea, and at the age of six moved to New York after being accepted to the Juilliard School Pre-College Division under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki.

 

Concert venues that Anna Lee has appeared in Carnegie, Wigmore, Beethoven-Haus, Avery Fisher, Victoria, Lotte, and Esplanade Concert Halls, as well as Merkin Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater. She has claimed top prizes in many competitions, including the Ysaÿe, Classic Strings Dubai, Montréal, Indianapolis, Sion-Valais, and Menuhin Competitions, among others.

 

She has also been featured in music festivals around the world such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival, and on radio shows such as “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley and NPR Performance Today with host Fred Child. She has also been the cover page feature of the Wall Street Journal Magazine.

 

Notable chamber music collaborators include Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Steven Isserlis in the Kronberg Academy's "Chamber Music Connects the World" festival. Anna Lee was also presented by Sir András Schiff at the BeethovenFest in Bonn. As a soloist, Anna Lee has performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Hessische Rundfunk Radio Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach. She has also appeared with the Singapore, Indianapolis, Park Avenue Chamber, and Montreal Symphony Orchestras.


Lee studied at the Kronberg Academy, Yale School of Music, and Harvard College. Currently, she is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.

Anna Lee
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