Korean-American violinist Vicky HyunJin Lee is a top prizewinner at the Osaka International Competition, MTNA National Solo Competition, ASTA National Solo Competition, and the Guri Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She is a recipient of the Starling Violin Scholarship, and the R. Joseph Scott Award.
She has appeared in major concert halls including New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Switzerland and Seoul. Dr. Lee made her solo debut at age 12 with the Korean Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, performing Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole.’ Dr. Lee has performed live at the South Dakota’s Public Broacasting, “Classical24,” Seattle Classical KING FM 98.1 for their “Sunday at 7:00” Recital Series and “Martha Zeeman’s Classic Kid FM Show.”
As an active chamber musician, Dr. Lee has collaborated with members of the Emerson Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet and the Borromeo Quartet and has worked closely with prominent artists including Kyung-Wha Chung, Chee-Yun Kim, Peter Oundjian, and Joseph Silverstein.
Founder and an artistic director of Forte New York Chamber Series, she is devoted to offer free, world-class classical chamber music concerts to communities throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. She offers musicians with the unique and occasional opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s most renowned musicians.
She represents jury members of the New York International Music Concours, Long Island Conservatory Soloist Competition. She also served as a mentor and adjudicator for New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School. Dr. Lee currently holds an Artist Residency at Omaha Conservatory of Music and the Pace Institute of Music in New York.
She received both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from New England Conservatory and a Doctorate of Music Arts from Stony Brook University. Her teachers included Philip Setzer, Hagai Shaham, Paul Biss, Ian Swensen, James Buswell, and Nam-Yun Kim.
In year 2020, she will be releasing an album on Piazzolla piano quartet collaborating with Clint Edwards and the performances of complete work of Brahms violin sonata.