The Korean violinist Jehye Lee is one of the most promising young artists of her generation. In 2013, she was appointed the youngest 1st concert master in the history in the Augsburg Philharmonie, and most recently, she was appointed the concert master position of the 2nd violins in the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under Maestro Mariss Jansons.
Lee was honored with numerous awards in various International Competitions in Europe. As the highlight of her competition career, Lee won the 3rd prize and the chamber music prize at the 14th Tchaikovsky Competition in St.Petersburg. She also won the 1st prizes at the Leopold Mozart Competition in Germany and the Sarasate Competition in Spain, from which she garnered many European concert engagements in the subsequent years.
As a solo violinist, Lee has appeared with several renowned orchestras such as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, St.Petersburg Philharmonie, North Czech Philharmonie, Seoul Philharmonie and Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, working with conductors including Valeriy Gergiev, Myung Whun Chung and Julien Salemcour.
With her passion for chamber music, Lee was invited to take part in numerous chamber music festivals including the Lockenhaus festival, Ravinia Festival, and Chamber Music Connects the World from Kronberg where she has received special musical impulses from collaborations with such artists such as Menahem Pressler, Frans Helmerson, Gidon Kremer, Miriam Fried, and Andras Schiff.
Violinist Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and began to play the violin at the age of seven. Lee received her Bachelor degree from the Korean National University of Arts under Prof. Nam-Yun Kim and continued her studies with Prof. Miriam Fried in Boston where she earned her Master degree at the New England Conservatory. Lee moved to Germany in 2010 to further her studies with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy. She has recently finished her Master degree for Chamber Music with her piano trio, Trio Gaon, at the Musikhochschule in Munich where she received coachings with Prof. Poppen and Prof. Berger