Violinist Yu Jeong Lee has been recognized as both a virtuoso and passionate educator. She has been featured as a soloist in many renown orchestras, including Sejong Soloists, The Juilliard Orchestra, Aspen Young Artists Chamber Orchestra, Corelliard Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Korean Symphony Orchestra. She has also had the honor of being the principal violinist of the Buchon Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the concertmaster of the New York Sinfonietta and University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, she was invited to give a recital in the Simons’ Pond Music Festival, where she received the highest acclaim.
She has performed at foremost venues around the world, some of which include the United Nations as a member of the Rose of Sharon Artists, Wigmore Hall (London), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Cadogan Hall (London), Alte Oper (Germany), the National Arts Theatre (Taipei), National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Aspen Music Festival, The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany, Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Concert Series at the Korean Cultural Service in Washington D.C, and the Seoul Arts Center as a winner of the Rising Star Concert Series.
Born in Korea, Dr. Lee began playing the violin at the age of five. She studied at Seoul National University in Korea, completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in violin studies at The Juilliard School, and received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland.
In addition to performing regularly around the New York Metropolitan area and Korea, Dr. Lee is also an enthusiastic educator. She is the music director of Echo Summer Music Camp (ESMC), where she has been teaching since 2010, and maintains a private studio in New Jersey. Her students perform for public concerts and many competitions. They have won top prizes in numerous competitions, including Irving M. Klein International String Competition, Great Mountains Music Festival Concerto Competition, Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition, New York Music Competition, and New York International Competition, among others. She joined the faculty at Saarburg Music Festival in Germany in 2013 and Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg in 2016.
As a founding member of the Sejong Soloists, she tours worldwide and has been broadcasted on NPR’s Performance Today, Good Morning America, CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn, and KBS’ Han Nation and Classic Odyssey.