Winner of the First Prize, Audience Prize and Chamber Music Prize at the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition in 2009, the Third Prize and Chamber Music Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, as well as prizes from the Yehudi Menuhin, Pablo Sarasate and Tibor Varga violin competitions, Jehye Lee has performed in the world’s great concert halls such as the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, Dvořák Hall in Prague’s Rudolfinum, Seoul Arts Center, Victoria Hall in Geneva and so on, and has been invited to many chamber music festivals including those in Lockenhaus, Ravinia and Kronberg.
Lee began playing the violin at the age of seven. After studying with Nam-yun Kim at the Korea National University of Arts in her native Seoul where she took her bachelor’s degree, she earned a master’s degree in performance with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory in Boston. She then moved in 2010 to Germany, where she perfected her playing under Ana Chumachenco. While studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, she founded the Trio Gaon, advised by Christoph Poppen and Julius Berger. In 2013, she became the youngest concertmistress in the history of the Augsburg Philharmonic, and since 2014 she has headed the Second Violins in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.click to download images