Ju-Young Lee, cello  

Ju-Young is a New York City based cellist who has captivated audiences throughout Asia, Europe, and North and South America with his passionate performances and intelligent music making. With a yearly schedule of some 200 concerts and having given masterclasses and concerts in hundreds of colleges and universities in all 50 states, his musicality is no stranger to any corner of the globe.  

As soloist, Ju-Young has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, Drew University Orchestra, and Curb Symphony among others. Festival appearances include Kneisel Hall, Rocky Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Brevard, Manhattan Chamber Music Festival, and Great Mountain Music Festival.  

He is founder and cellist of Warp Trio, principal cellist of Core Ensemble, and guest principal with the Cape Cod Symphony. Previous engagements include serving as Artistic Director at Gaffe Bene Music Series in Time Square NYC, as well principal cellist roles with the Hubbard Hall Opera, New York Harmonic Band, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and National Music Festival Orchestra.  

A graduate of the Juilliard School, he trained under the tutelage of David Sayer and Joel Krosnick and studied chamber music with members of the Emerson, Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets, Joseph Kalichstein, Seymour Lipkin, Laurie Smukler, and Franz Helmersom at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler.  

Not only versed in the field of classical music, Ju-Young is in demand as a recording artist and performer of popular music. He has collaborated on Jazz, Rock, and Country music albums and performs internationally with the Emmy-Award winning Damien Escobar and his quartet, including performances at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball honoring Barack Obama.