A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg
Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee is a violinist of remarkable versatility and
impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. “Her
technique is flawless, and she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity,” writes the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, and The Strad reports, “She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion
that separates the run-of-the-mill instrumentalists from true artists.”
Kristin Lee has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis
Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ural Philharmonic of
Russia, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of
Dominican Republic, and many others. She has performed on the world’s finest concert stages, including Carnegie
Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Ravinia Festival, the Louvre Museum in Paris, Washington, D.C.’s Phillips Collection, and Korea’s Kumho Art
Gallery. An accomplished chamber musician, Kristin Lee is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln
Center, performing at Lincoln Center in New York and on tour with CMS throughout each season.
Born in Seoul, Lee began studying violin at age five and within one year won First Prize at the Korea Times Violin
Competition. In 1995, she moved to the US to continue her studies under Sonja Foster and in 1997 entered The
Juilliard School’s Pre-College. In 2000, Lee was chosen to study with Itzhak Perlman after he heard her perform
with the Pre-College Symphony. Lee holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. She is a member of the
faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald
City Music in Seattle.
For more information, visit www.violinistkristinlee.com.