Soran Lee violin
Korean violinist Soran Lee began studying the violin at the age of four. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, where she studied with Min Kim and Ju-Young Baek, and her Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music, studying under Syoko Aki and the Tokyo String Quartet. Now based in the United States, Soran commenced her studies as a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the State University of New York in Stony Brook with Soovin Kim, Pamela Frank and the Emerson String Quartet.
Ms Lee was a major prize-winner in major national competitions in Korea throughout her undergraduate career: Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), Korean Chamber Ensemble, City of Pusan and Dong-A Newspaper, to name a few. Most recently, she won Yale School of Music's chamber music competition with guitarist Simon Powis, and has been awarded with the opportunity to perform with internationally renowned musicians.
Winning major competitions has awarded Ms Lee many occasions to reach a broader audience. In 2006, she toured with the KBS Orchestra as the winner of their annual competition -- these performances were televised nationally. In 2007, Ms Lee's duo recital with pianist Adam Bloniarz was broadcasted on Radio Suisse Romande in Switzerland. She has performed in major venues throughout Korea as soloist with Korean Symphony Orchestra, Pusan Philharmonic, Suwon Philharmonic, Korean Chamber Ensemble and Jewel of Korea Ensemble. She has also been a member of the Korean Chamber Ensemble.
Outside of Korea, Ms Lee is in demand internationally as concerto soloist, chamber musician, and recitalist. She has performed in Japan, Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland and Czech Republic, and has been invited to perform at such summer music festivals as Academie de Musique Lausanne Sonates (Switzerland), Moulin d'And Musique Festival (France), Ost-West Musik Fest (Austria), Weimarer Master Kurs and Weinheim International Music Festival (Germany) and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (USA).