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Chamber Music Forum: Kyung Sun Lee, violin
A Chamber Music master class with Kyung Sun Lee.
In addition to being in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Kyung Sun Lee is an accomplished teacher and clinician. She joined the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in January 2023. Previous appointments include assistant professor of violin at Oberlin Conservatory in fall 2001, associate professor of violin at the University of Houston in fall 2006, professor of violin at Seoul National University since 2009.
Lee taught for two summers at the Aspen Music Festival and has also been on faculty at the Bowdoin Music Festival and the Heifetz International Institute. In recent years, she has been in demand as a judge of violin competitions including the Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Seoul International Competition and Singapore International Violin Competition.
Lee captured a bronze medal in the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Competition, sixth prize in the 1994 Tchaikovsky Competition, first prizes at the Washington and D’Angelo International Competitions and third prize in the Montreal International Competition, where she also won the Audience Favorite and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work prizes.
Lee, who plays a Joseph Guarnerius violin from 1723, studied at Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory and Juilliard. Her teachers have included Sylvia Rosenberg, Robert Mann and Dorothy Delay. She has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity as a performer, receiving high critical acclaim, and is music director of the Changwon International Chamber Music Festival and the Seoul Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.