Winner, Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions
A violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique, Kristin Lee enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. Named the recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, she was also a winner of Astral’s 2010 National Auditions and a top prizewinner at the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition. Ms. Lee has appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, Albany Symphony, the Ural Philharmonic of Russia, the Korean Broadcasting Symphony of Korea, and many others, and on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Metropolitan Museum, Steinway Hall’s Salon de Virtuosi, the Louvre Museum in Paris, and Korea’s Kumho Art Gallery. She is the concertmaster of the groundbreaking Metropolis Ensemble, with whom she premiered Vivian Fung’s Violin Concerto, written for her and released on the Naxos label in 2012. She recently debuted at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and as soloist with the Milwaukee and Atlantic symphony orchestras. She also recently toured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, gave recitals in New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Florida’s Kravis Center, and appeared with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. An accomplished chamber musician, she is now a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, following her completion of a three-year residency as a CMS Two artist. Ms. Lee recently curated a program that premiered at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live, in which she commissioned composer/performers to write works for the violin and steelpan, guitar, theremin, spoken word, and carnatic South Indian singing. The program was also performed at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge. Kristin Lee holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Itzhak Perlman and Donald Weilerstein.
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JUNE 2015 (Please destroy any previously dated material.)