Artist Bio

Sung Jin Lee, viola

Violist Sung Jin Lee was born in South Korea. Her teachers have included Michael Tree, Hsin-Yun Huang, Roberto Díaz, and Joseph de Pasquale. Currently a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, she has collaborated with many artists, including Gidon Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Christian Tetzlaff, Mate Bekavac, Peter Wiley, Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Philip Setzer, and Keith Robinson. A recipient of several awards, including Special Prize of the Lionel Tertis Viola Competition (2013) and First Prize of the Just Viola Festival Competition (2009) and the Seoul Youth Chamber Music Competition (2006), she has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Korean Symphony Orchestra, and Academie Ensemble. She was Principal Violist of the Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra for one year, and she is a substitute violist in the Philadelphia Orchestra and Symphony in C Orchestra. Sung Jin Lee has performed many solo recitals across Korea and previously attended Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Connects the World (Kronberg, Germany), the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Carl Flesch Academy (Baden-Baden, Germany), the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Great Mountains International Music Festival.