Korean cellist Jiyoung Lee is known for her passionate interpretations, musical depth and sensitive performances. As a soloist, her performance credits include such orchestras as Korea’s Seoul Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic and New Jersey’s Bergen Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, she has played at numerous festivals, including Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Music at Menlo, La Jolla Summer Fest, Music From Angel Fire, Perlman Music Program, Sarasota Music Festival, Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Great Mountain International Festival, Korea.
Ms. Lee’s honors and awards include: winner, the New York International Artist Association 2014; winner, the Bergen Philharmonic Young Artist Competition; 2nd Prize, the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Competition, Harbin, China; winner, The 2012 Juilliard Schumann Concerto Competition; winner, the 2012 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, and 2nd Prize, the 2012 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition, Springfield, MO.
Lee holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Peter Wiley, and a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy. She also received the Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with cellist Joel Krosnick of the Juilliard String Quartet. Currently, Jiyoung is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the New England Conservatory with cellist Laurence Lesser.