Dr. Ji Yun Lee
Until most recently, Dr. Ji Yun Lee held a position of a concertmaster of Catholic Symphony Orchestra of Korea, and Korean Philharmonic Orchestra for 12 years. She has served a position of violin principle for numerous orchestras in US and Korea as well. In addition to this, she has been judging in a number of major music competitions and auditions in Korea and United States. She has taught at Catholic University of Korea, the Music Academy at University of Suwon, and numerous middle and high schools for arts in Korea. She has been fostering young students to be in orchestras and teaching them how to develop the skills to communicate in music with others. Some of her students take a huge step towards studying music professionally and receiving awards and scholarships in Korea, the United States, and Europe.
Dr. Lee earned the highest honor with her master's degree and her doctorate of music degree with a full scholarship at the University of Maryland, College Park. She did not only win the Homor Urlich Memorial Competition at the University of Maryland, but also has been a violin Principal of the University of Maryland's Symphony, and appeared as a soloist with various orchestras frequently. In addition to this, she won a prize of Artists International Presentations Award and it led her to make her debut recital in Carnegie Weill Hall, New York. As a founder of Ensemble Mosaic and Duo Soliste, Dr. Lee has been directing and performing music of various genres with different themes or subjects through cities as Boston, Chicago, New York, San Diego, and San Francisco in the U.S and Seoul in South Korea since 2007.
The major venues she has been invited to perform include the famed Carnegie Weill Hall, Preston
Bradley Hall in the historic Chicago Cultural Center, Pritzker Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum,
Seoul Arts Center, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, and many others.