Kristin Lee, violin

Photo by Laura Desberg

Kristin is a violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. She is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a top-prize winner of the 2012 International Naumburg Violin Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions. The Strad reports, “She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion that separates the run-­of-­the-­mill instrumentalists from true artists.” Kristin has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ural Philharmonic of Russia, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Dominican Republic, and many others. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ravinia Festival, the Louvre Museum in Paris, Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and Korea’s Kumho Art Gallery. An accomplished chamber musician, Kristin is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing at Lincoln Center in New York and on tour with CMS throughout each season. She holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Itzhak Perlman and Donald Weilerstein and taught as Perlman’s assistant as a Starling Fellow. Kristin  joined the faculty of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as Assistant Professor of Violin, and is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Emerald City Music in Seattle.

Upcoming Performances:

Sep 11 – Grotto III: Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries

Sep 11-14 – Cataract Canyon Musical Raft Trip