Dr. Jee Sun Lee

Jee Sun Lee

Title: Adjunct Music Faculty
Phone: 973-290--
Email: jeesunvn@gmail.com


  • DMA, violin, Stony Brook University
  • MM, violin, Eastman School of Music
  • BM, violin, Seoul National University

Principle instrument: Violin

Other Classes taught at CSE: Viola and String Pedagogy

Website: http://www.jeesunlee.com

Violinist Jee Sun Lee performs as guest soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the US, Russia, Italy and Korea. Recent appearances of note include duo recital with pianist Sarah Lee in 4 states, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland and chamber music appearance on the Hoch Chamber music Series at Concordia College, collaborating with Lawrence Dutton of Emerson String Quartet, Julia Lichten, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and Chris Finckel.

Jee Sun Lee is an active chamber musician, having studied with the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet and appearing in chamber music performances with members of Emerson String Quartet, Manhattan String Quartet, American String Quartet, Sejong Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Lee regularly performs on the Hoch Chamber Music Series at Concordia College where violist Lawrence Dutton of Emerson String Quartet serves as an artistic director. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Yamaha Hall, Steinway Hall, Promise Theater, Greenfield Hall at the Manhattan School of Music, Lefrak Hall at the Queens College, Sommer Center at the Concordia College, Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music, Joyce Auditorium at the Iona College, Staller Center for the Arts at the Stony Brook University, Milburn Theater, Seoul Arts Center and Sejong Recital Hall in Korea. She is a member of Alacorde Piano Trio, appearing in chamber music concerts and festivals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During 2008-2009 seasons, she presented six successful chamber music series both as violinist and music director at the Promise Theater in New York City. Dr. Lee has held concertmaster positions at the Seoul National University, Stony Brook University, New York Sinfonietta and served as assistant concertmaster of the Westchester Chamber Symphony from 2005 to 2012.

Jee Sun Lee began her violin studies at the age of six and made her solo debut with Korean Chamber Orchestra at the age of nine. While she was in Korea, Dr. Lee won several national competitions including Korean Daily Newspaper, Yook Young, Woleum, Chosun Daily Newspaper and Segue Daily Newspaper competitions. In 1999, she won Grand Prize at Nanpa Music competition in the category of all instruments, in addition to winning the First-Prize in the violin category. She gave her first solo recital in Sejong Recital Hall as a winner of Chosun-Daily Newspaper Audition. In 2003, she was invited to Russia as a soloist with “The Ensemble of the Soloists Sofia” performing Mozart’s Concerto No.5 at the Glinka University.

Her teachers include Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Pamela Frank and Charles Castleman. She was graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Seoul National University and earned Master of Music from Eastman School of Music. In 2006, she finished her Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where she received a full scholarship. She participated in master classes with Dorothy Delay, Zakhar Bron, Young Wook Kim and Zvi Zeitlin. Dr. Lee is a former faculty member at Stony Brook University, pre-college division, and Long Island Conservatory. She is currently on the faculty at College of Saint Elizabeth and teaches violin and chamber music at Concordia Conservatory.