Yura Lee


A recipient of the 2007 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Yura Lee has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NDR Symphonieorchester, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, among many others. Ms Lee represented Carnegie Hall in its European Concert Hall Organization series in which she gave recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and at nine celebrated concert halls in Europe. At age 12, Ms. Lee became the youngest artist ever to receive the Debut Artist of the Year prize at the “Performance Today” awards given by National Public Radio. Her numerous international prizes include the first prize and the audience prize at the 2006 Leopold Mozart Competition (Germany), the first prize at the 2010 UNISA International Competition (South Africa), and top prizes in the Indianapolis (USA), Hannover (Germany), Kreisler (Austria) and Paganini (Italy) Competitions. Most recently, she won first prize in viola at the 2013 ARD Competition (Germany). As a chamber musician, Ms. Lee regularly takes part in the Marlboro Festival, Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Caramoor Festival, Ravinia Festival, Kronberg Festival, Aspen Music Festival, among others. Ms. Lee has collaborated with many artists including Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Leonidas Kavakos, Mitsuko Uchida, Miklós Perényi, Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler and Frans Helmerson. Ms. Lee is currently a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, as both violinist and violist. She earned her artist diploma degrees from the New England Conservatory and Indiana University. Her main teachers included Namyun Kim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, Thomas Riebl, Nobuko Imai, and Ana Chumachenko. Ms. Lee is on the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College.