February 28, 2004
First United Methodist Church
Port Huron, Michigan
Seunghee Lee, a native of Seoul, Korea, is Associate Professor of Violin/Viola 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, she has appeared with the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Renaud Chamber Orchestra, the Michigan Chamber Symphony Orchestra, and the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra. Her chamber recital experience includes a performance in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Pre-Concert Recital as part of the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center, New York, as well as performances with the Fontana Concert Society, the Renaud Chamber Music Society, the Orpheus Trio, and the So-Rie Duo. Lee has performed concerts in Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, as well as throughout Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, Missouri and in Korea, Italy, Brazil, and Portugal. She has been the concertmaster of the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Korean National Philharmonic Orchestra, she toured Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. She has won several performance 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 Interlochen International Summer Camp.
Dr. Lee received her degrees from Seoul National University, Cleveland Institute of Music and Michigan State University. She also studied at the 31st International Master Course with Max Rostal in Bern, Switzerland; at Cours Internationaux de Perfectionnement Musical Luxembourg with Viktor Liberman in Luxembourg; at Musica Riva Festival with Nicolas Chumachenco in Riva del Garda, Italy; and at the International Summer Academy of Mozarteum with Jean Fournier in Salzburg, Austria. Her major teachers include Walter Verdehr, Paul Statsky, and David Cerone. Dr. Lee has performed in master classes with the Orion String Quartet, Donald Weilerstein, Joseph Fuchs, Charles Castleman, Dorothy Delay, and others, and has studied orchestral literature under Bernhard Goldschmidt, former Principal Second Violin with the Cleveland Orchestra.
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