Biography

Violist; Guest Artist

Violist Hanna Lee is rapidly gaining renown as one of the most promising young violists of her generation. She recently finished her studies at the prestigious Kronberg Academy in Germany with Nobuko Imai. She earned her Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Kim Kashkashian, and was selected to perform the Walton Viola Concerto with the Conservatory Orchestra as a winner of the 2009 Concerto Competition. She graduated from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia studying under Roberto Diaz.

Ms. Lee has performed widely as a soloist and chamber musician. In recent seasons, she performed with Junge Philharmonie Frankfurt Rhein Main and Korean Symphony Orchestra. She was invited to give recitals at Kumho Art Hall and Kronberg Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany. She has performed at some of the world’s most acclaimed chamber music festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, and the Verbier Festival, where she worked with some of the most renowned musicians including, Richard Goode, Arnold Steinhardt, Peter Wiley, Colin Carr and Charles Neidich. In 2011, she joined the Borromeo Quartet in a performance of the Schoenberg Sextet. As violist of the Kallaci String Quartet, she has performed widely in Asia, the quartet having been invited to perform in the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, and selected as one of only eleven quartets to compete in the Wigmore Hall London International String Quartet Competition in 2012.

Ms. Lee has been recognized as a top prize winner in Korea’s Haydn Competition, the Midland-Odessa Symphony’s National Young Artist Competition, and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Hellam Young Artist’s Competition. She is a member of Kumho Asiana Soloists, Kallaci String Quartet and Olympus Emsemble. She is on faculty at Korean National Institute of Gifted in Arts.