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Chag-Hee Lee _ Violin Instructor

Dr. Chag-Hee Lee

Dr. Chag-Hee Lee, Violinist

A native of Seoul, Korea, Chag-Hee Lee graduated from YeWon School and Seoul Arts High School. After completing her degree at the Korean National University of Arts and Music, she received her Master of Music degree from Indiana University and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Her primary teachers include Nam Yoon Kim, Sung Ju Lee, Ik Hwan Bae, Jonathan Carney, and Dr. Gerald Fischbach.

In 2006, Ms. Lee won both the Special Presentation Winner Series put on by Artists International and the New York Public Library Concert Series. Artists International sponsored her New York City debut recital at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and the library sponsored her recital at Donnell Library Center. Her performance at Carnegie Hall was described by the New York Concert Review as “focused and pure on all strings and in every register. Her facility and intonation are excellent and her technique is secure and disciplined.”

Ms. Lee has appeared as concerto soloist with the Seoul, Ureuk, and Indiana University Symphony Orchestras in addition to the Mission College Symphony and Maryland Sinfonietta. She has also participated in music festivals in Aspen, Bowdoin, Banff, and Flaine along with the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland. From 2005 to 2007, she served as a substitute violinist with the Baltimore Symphony. As an active solo and ensemble member of the Fortnightly Music Club in Palo Alto since 2009, Ms. Lee was invited to perform a Violin concerto composed by Dr. Donald E. Dillard with Sonnet Ensemble and pianist  Yu-Chi Tai in the Covenant Chamber Concert Series on February 11, 2018. In October of 2023, a cellist Eric Kutz and Chag-Hee Lee will perform J. Brahms’s double concerto for violin and cello with Nova Solisti Chamber Orchestra.

Ms. Lee is an active first violin sectional member of Symphony San Jose and Nova Solisti Chamber Orchestra as well as concertmaster of the Mission College Symphony. She has also served as concertmaster of the California Concerto Weekend for Amateur Pianists in 2014 and 2017. As an educator, Ms. Lee is an adjunct faculty member at Mission College in Santa Clara and the College of San Mateo in San Mateo and has served as a jury member for the Mission College Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition since 2014 and Hopebox Charity Youth Orchestra since 2021.

Starting in September 2023, Chag-Hee Lee will enhance her teaching expertise by joining the Palo Alto Adult School, where she will instruct the Group Beginner Class.

Program: Music / Violin

Violin Instructor

Email: gro.dsuappaa@eelhc

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