Artist Bio

Yat Lee, viola

Hong Kong-born violist Yat Lee has performed in prestigious concert halls such as the Victoria Hall, Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Royal Albert Hall, Opera de Monte Carlo, and KKL Luzern. He has been invited to festivals such as Wien Modern, Prussia Cove, Stauffer, Pablo Casals, Gstaad Menuhin, Megeve, and Bellerive Music Festivals. Lee has also appeared on worldwide television networks, such as Leman Bleu, ORF, and RTHK. In 2018, he received 2nd Prize at the Kreisler Institute Competition in Vienna. He is a scholar of Dr. Martha Sobotka-Charlotte Janeczek Stiftung and the Bei Shan Tang Foundation.

Lee studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and the International Menuhin Music Academy with full scholarship, under the tutelage of Ivan Vukčević, Maxim Vengerov, Gábor Takács Nagy, Wolfgang Klos, and Ulrich Schönauer. Lee is currently a student at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec with full scholarship. Lee plays a fine c.1800 John Betts viola kindly loaned to him by the PostScript Collection through the Beare’s International Violin Society.