Kristin Lee


A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prize-winner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee is a violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes, “Her technique is flawless, and she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity.” An accomplished chamber musician, Lee is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, a principal artist with Camerata Pacifica, and concertmaster of the Metropolis Ensemble. Born in Seoul, Kristin began studying violin at age five and within one year won the Korea Times Violin Competition. In 1995, she moved to the US to continue her studies under Sonja Foster and in 1997 entered The Juilliard School’s Pre-College. In 2000, Itzhak Perlman chose her as a student after he heard her perform with the Pre-College Symphony. Kristin holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School. She is a faculty member of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle.