Korean cellist JeongHyoun "Christine" Lee strives to bring poetic and magical experiences to the audience through music. She regards herself as an “in-progress” musician and a passionate music lover. Recent engagements range from solo recitals in New York City and masterclasses at Kronberg Academy (Frankfurt), London Master Classes, and IMS Prussia Cove (Cornwall), to collaborative contemporary premieres with Eighth Blackbird and Juilliard's AXIOM.
Ms. Lee has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting (KBS) Symphony Orchestra, and Calgary Symphony and as a recitalist in Seoul, Philadelphia, and New York. In the 2015-16 season, Ms. Lee will make her European recital debut at the Musée du Louvre.
Most recently, she was a prizewinner at the Schoenfeld International String Competition. Other awards include the Prix Musique De Chambre from Écoles d'Art Americaines de Fontainebleau, which led to an invitation to perform at the Harvard Club of New York City. She was also awarded second prize at the Johansen International String Competition in 2007.
Ms. Lee's enjoyment for chamber music has led to festival appearances at Music@Menlo (CA), Seiji Ozawa Academy (Rolle), Music from Angel Fire (NM), Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts (NY), as well as collaborations with Roberto Diaz, Pamela Frank, Gary Graffman, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, and members of the Guarnieri and Orion String Quartets.
She has performed in concerts presented by The New School: Schneider Concerts, Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, and has made appearances at Columbia University's Miller Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Library of Congress, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Victoria Hall. In 2010, she made her first European tour with “Curtis on Tour,” as well as an Asian tour with Mark Russell Smith the following year. Her performances have been featured on WQXR's McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists, WHYY “On Stage at Curtis”, and American Public Media's “Performance Today.”
Originally from Seoul, Korea, Ms. Lee has studied with Orlando Cole, Peter Wiley, and Carter Brey at the Curtis Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music and with Joel Krosnick at The Juilliard School.
This performance marks JeongHyoun "Christine" Lee's La Jolla Music Society debut.