Professor of Violin
Seunghee Lee, a native of Seoul, Korea, is professor of Violin at Central Michigan University. She has performed extensively as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Music critics have described her concert performance as … "stunning performance. Lee left a lasting impression with her marvelous playing,” "Seunghee Lee was spectacular … her tone was liquid and lovely, and she sang out her story with vivid emotion,” and "Lee’s sensitive phrasing … glowed with confidence and adroit technical range." As a soloist and a chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Korea, Ukraine, Brazil, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Russia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, and China. She has appeared as a soloist with the Sophia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, the Sarajevo National Philharmonic Orchestra in Bosnia, the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra in Korea, the Kharkov Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Renaud Chamber Orchestra, and the Michigan Chamber Symphony Orchestra. Her chamber recital experience includes a performance at Lincoln Center, New York, as well as performances with the Fontana Concert Society, the Renaud Chamber Music Society, the Orpheus Trio, and the Westbrook String Quartet. Currently she is the concertmaster of the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and she has served as the concertmaster of the Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Korean National Philharmonic Orchestra, she toured Southeast Asia. She has won several competitions and awards, both in the United States and in Korea. Also, she has given master classes at many universities in the United States and abroad, and was a faculty member of the Bay View Music Festival and the Interlochen International Summer Camp. Dr. Lee received her degrees from Seoul National University, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Michigan State University. Her major studies were with Walter Verdehr, Paul Statsky, David Cerone and additional studies with Charles Castleman. She also received diplomas from International Master Courses with Max Rostal in Switzerland, Viktor Liberman in Luxembourg, Nicolas Chumachenco in Italy, and Jean Fournier in Austria. In master classes she worked with the Orion String Quartet, Donald Weilerstein, Joseph Fuchs, Dorothy Delay.
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