A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a top prizewinner 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. 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.
Jessica has appeared as soloist with top orchestras such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Ural Philharmonic of Russia, the Korean Broadcasting Symphony, and in recitals on many of the world’s finest stages including Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls, Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center, Phillips Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louvre Museum, Korea’s Kumho Art Gallery, and the Ravinia Festival.
Itzhak Perlman chose Jessica to study with him at The Juilliard School after he heard her perform with the Pre-College Symphony. She is a member of the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and the co-founder and Artistic Director of Emerald City Music in Seattle.