Artist Bio

Shannon Lee, violin

Violinist Shannon Lee made a stunning orchestral debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve, performing Chausson’s Poème and Franz Waxman’s fiendishly difficult Carmen Fantasy. Two years later she made her European debut with Maestro Christof Perick and the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany. Other engagements have included performances with the Nashville Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, and Phoenix Symphony. At fourteen, Lee made her debut recording for Telarc International entitled Introducing Shannon Lee, a Recital of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Pieces for Violin and Piano. Born in Canada, she moved to Plano, Texas, when she was two and began playing the violin at the age of four with the Suzuki method. She studied for several years with Jan Mark Sloman in Dallas and won multiple awards, including first place in the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, silver medal in the Stulberg International String Competition, and the Davidson Fellows Award. Shannon Lee completed a degree in computer science at Columbia University in New York City while taking violin lessons with David Nadien. She currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music, where she holds the John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick Fellowship and studies with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt.