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: the New York International Artist Association 2014, winner; the Bergen Philharmonic Young Artist Competition, winner; the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Competition(Harbin, China), 2nd Prize; The 2012 Juilliard Schumann Concerto Competition, winner; the 2012 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, winner; and the 2012 Hellam Young Artist Competition(Springfield, MO), 2nd Prize. Additional awards include First Prize at the prestigious 2004 Korea Times Cello Competition, and first prize at Korea’s 2004 Ehwa Press Competition.
Her recent solo performances include Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully, as well as two solo recitals at New York City’s Harvard Club and Korea Society. Chamber music performances include appearances at Victoria Hall in Geneva, New York City’s Fall for Dance, Caramoor Evning Rising Star Series, and Music at Menlo Winter Residency.
Lee holds her Bachelor’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Peter Wiley, and her Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy. She also received Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with Joel Krosnick. Currently, Jiyoung is pursuing her doctoral degree in Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser.