Ye Byeol Lee
Ye Byeol Lee was born in South Korea and began playing violin at the age of three. At the age of ten she won the First Prize in the Seoul International Music Competition and was subsequently invited to perform as soloist with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia and the Masan Symphony Orchestra in South Korea. In 1998 Ye Byeol Lee moved to New York to study with Masao Kawasaki and the late Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music. During her studies she was appointed leader of various ensembles at the Juilliard School of Music and gave solo performances at the Lincoln Centre including a concerto appearance with the Symphony of Westchester. In 2004 she performed Tchaikovsky's violin concerto at Carnegie Hall. From 1997 to 2004 she attended the Aspen Music Festival on a student fellowship. Ye Byeol Lee holds a Postgraduate Diploma (Performance) from the Mannes College of Music in New York where she studied under Miranda Cuckson. In 2012 she returned to Asia. She became a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2019. She has also been active as a composer and in May 2013 presented a speech and performance of her work at the TEDxVictoria Harbour in Hong Kong.