Artist Bio

Anna Lee, violin

Delighting her listeners with “her warm, humane musicianship”, Anna Lee is an active concert violinist, chamber musician, and teacher. She began violin studies at the age of four with Alexander Souptel and debuted two years later as soloist, performing the Paganini Violin Concerto no. 1 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under conductor Lan Shui. She has performed in music festivals around the world, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Seoul Spring Festival, and the Verbier Festival, as well as on radio shows such as American Public Media’s Performance Today. As a chamber music, Lee has collaborated with Emmanuel Ax, Cho-Liang Lin, Mitsuko Uchida, and Gary Hoffman, and as a soloist, she made her New York Philharmonic debut in 2011 and her German debut in 2016 with maestro Christoph Eschenbach and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. Prizewinner of the 2022 Ysaÿe, 2022 Classic Strings Dubai, 2019 Montréal, and 2018 Indianapolis competitions, Lee has also been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Horatio Parker Memorial Prize (Yale School of Music), Louis Sudler Prize (Office for the Arts at Harvard University), and Hahnloser Violin Prize (Verbier Festival Academy). Lee studied with Masao Kawasaki and Cho-Liang Lin at the Juilliard School Pre-College program, Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy, and Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein in Boston, where she began her exploration of music and poetry at Harvard College. She recently received her Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Ani Kavafian.

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