Jehye Lee

Jehye Lee began playing the violin at the age of seven. After studying for her bachelor’s degree with Nam-Yun Kim at the Korea National University of Arts in her native Seoul, she earned a master’s degree in Performance with Miriam Fried at New England Conservatory, Boston. She then moved in 2010 to Germany, where she perfected her playing under Ana Chumachenco. While studying at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, she founded the Trio Gaon, advised by Christoph Poppen and Julius Berger.

Among Lee’s many awards and distinctions are the First Prize, Audience Prize and Chamber Music Prize at the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg (2009), and the Third Prize and Chamber Music Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in St Petersburg (2011). She also received prizes from the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists, and the Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition in Pamplona. She has been invited to many chamber music festivals including those in Lockenhaus, Ravinia and Kronberg. In 2013, she became the youngest Concertmaster in the history of the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2014 she has been Principal Second Violin of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Today, Lee concertises in the world’s greatest concert halls such as the Seoul Arts Center, Dvořák Hall in Prague’s Rudolfinum, Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, Victoria Hall in Geneva and so on.

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