Prof. Kyung Sun Lee
Korean leading violinist Kyung Sun Lee has achieved remarkable success in her career, earning prestigious prizes such as the Tchaikovsky Competition (1994), Queen Elizabeth Competition (1993), Washington International Competition (1991), and the Montreal International Competition (1991).
Having served as Assistant Professor of Violin at the Oberlin Conservatory starting in 2001, and later as Associate Professor at the University of Houston from 2006, she has been recognized as a Professor at Seoul National University since 2009 until 2022. Her expertise has been sought after, leading her to teach at the Aspen Music Festival, the Borromeo International Music Festival and the Heifetz International Institute. In recent years, she has also been highly regarded as a judge in esteemed violin competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium (2024), the Singapore International Competition(2022), and the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Germany.
Kyung Sun Lee pursued her education at Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory, and Juilliard, studying under the guidance of esteemed teachers such as Sylvia Rosenberg, Robert Mann, and Dorothy Delay.
With her exceptional talent, she plays her musical prowess using a Joseph Guarnerius dating back to 1723. Furthermore, Lee serves as the artistic director of the Changwon International Chamber Music Festival in Korea and the Seoul Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.
Starting from January 2023, Kyung Sun Lee has been appointed as the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.