Faculty & Staff
Violinist/violist Yura Lee is first prize winner of the 2013 ARD Competition and recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. As a soloist, she has appeared with major orchestras including the New York, Los Angeles, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, and Tokyo Philharmonics; the Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, and San Francisco Symphonies; and NDR Symphony Orchestra; and with conductors Christophe Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Myung-Whun Chung, and Mikhail Pletnev, among others.Lee was presented by Carnegie Hall in its European Concert Hall Organization series, for which she gave recitals at Weill Recital Hall and nine celebrated concert halls in Europe. At twelve, she became the youngest artist ever to receive the Debut Artist of the Year prize at National Public Radio’s “Performance Today” awards. She received first prizes at the 2006 Leopold Mozart Competition (including the audience prize), 2010 UNISA International Competition, 2013 Yuri Bashmet International Competition, and top prizes in the Indianapolis, Hanover, Kreisler and Paganini Competitions.Lee’s CD Mozart in Paris (Oehms Classics), with Reinhard Goebel and the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, received the prestigious Diapason d’Or Award in France.
As a chamber musician, Lee regularly takes part in the Marlboro, Salzburg, Verbier, Caramoor, Ravinia, Kronberg, and Aspen Music Festivals, among others. She has collaborated with artists including Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Leonidas Kavakos, Mitsuko Uchida, Miklós Perényi, Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler, and Frans Helmerson, and is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as both violinist and violist.
Lee studied at the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Salzburg Mozarteum in Austria, and the Kronberg Academy. Her main teachers were Namyun Kim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, Thomas Riebl, Ana Chumachenko, and Nobuko Imai. She is professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden and works between the U.S. and Germany.