Jeongseon Ellen Lee

Pianist Jeongseon Ellen Lee, a native of South Korea, was first inspired to begin studying the piano with her mother as her teacher at the age of 4. She would later become valedictorian at the High School of Arts in Busan, Korea and graduate receiving her Bachelor of Music as a Magna cum laude at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. While still a student at Ewha, she traveled to Germany following her ambition and strong desire to perform in Berlin and study with Italian pianist Fabio Bidini. After graduating from Ewha, Ms. Lee started her new musical adventure in New York City, pursuing a Master’s degree and later earning a Professional Studies certificate at Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Arkady Aronov.
 
Ms. Lee has performed and attended music festivals throughout Germany, South Korea, and the United States including Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie Music Festival in Germany and IKIF (International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York). She is also one of the most active performers in the New York area and in Korea, playing numerous solo recitals, chamber concerts, big ensemble concerts as well as collaborative music projects with living composers. In 2016, she was invited to perform at Merkin Hall in New York as an honorary guest for the NY Music competition winner’s concert. She also participated in the Korea-Germany Brahms Association Rising Star Concert Series performing “Brahms Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5”. In 2012, her trio group was invited for ChamberFest at the Juilliard School, and successfully performed “L’histoire du Soldat” by Stravinsky which was specially arranged by her trio with the vocal narration. Ms. Lee is currently a member of NV Chamber Music Society and a member of Da-On Trio.
 
After awarded 1st prize and House representative’s award at New York International Music Concours recently, her performance is appointed at Carnegie Hall. She won 1st prize at the Korea National Music Association Competition, 2nd prize at the New York Artist International Competition, and 2nd prize at the I-sang Yun Memorial Tongyoung Music Competition in Korea. 
 
As an experienced educator, Ms. Lee has worked with students of all ages and levels, is currently on the faculty of Areté Music Academy and New York School of Music and Arts since 2014. She also serves as a judge for music competitions in New York and New Jersey area, plays an active role in writing for music magazine ‘La Musica’.
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Jeongseon Lee is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in piano performance at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey under Dr. Vladimir Valjarevic.