Biography

Violin; Guest Artist

Violinist Kyung Sun Lee captured sixth prize in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition, a bronze medal in the 1993 Queen Elisabeth Competition, first prize in the Washington and D’Angelo International Competitions, and third prize in the Montreal International Competition, where she also won the Audience Favorite and the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work prizes. Subsequent to winning these awards she has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity as a performer, both in South Korea and abroad.

An accomplished teacher, Lee has been on the violin faculty at both the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Houston, and is Professor of Violin at Seoul National University. She has been artist and teacher at the music festivals of Aspen, Marlboro, and Ravinia, as well as the Texas Music Festival, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, Euroart Chamber Music Festival in Leipzig, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and both the Green Mountain and Great Mountains Chamber Music Festivals. Lee is a former member of the acclaimed KumHo/Asiana String Quartet of South Korea, with whom she performed worldwide. In addition to her busy performing and teaching careers, Lee is in demand as a judge of international violin competitions, including Corpus Christi and Isang Yun.

She received her education at Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Nam Yun Kim, Sylvia Rosenberg, Robert Mann, Dorothy Delay, and Hyo Kang. She plays a Joseph Guarnerius violin dating from 1723.