Violinist Kyung Sun Lee joins the faculty members of 2009 Euro Music Festival Leipzig.
She teaches on July 20 - 31, 2009.
[Kyung Sun Lee, VIOLIN]
Violinist Kyung Sun Lee captured sixth prize in the 1994 Tchaikowsky Competition, a bronze medal in the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Competition, first prizes of the Washington and D'Angelo International Competitions, and third prize in the Montreal International Competition, where she also won the Audience Favorite and the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work prizes. Subsequent to winning these awards she has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity as a performer.
She has received high critical acclaim: "Exceptional tonal suavity and expressive intensity in equal measure," commented The Strad. "Godard's 'Concerto Romantique' could not have had a more outstanding soloist than Kyung Sun Lee," proclaimed Harris Goldsmith in the New York Concert Review. "Fluidity and grace; pathos and emotion," raved the Palm Beach Post. "Lee is the most musical, the most intelligent soloist to have played with the orchestra in quite a while," maintained the Tuscaloosa News. "Penetrating clarity, a strong sense of style and a technical supremacy that conquered all difficulties with unruffled ease," announced the Miami Herald. "Beyond superb execution, she conveyed [Vieuxtemps's Concerto no. 5]'s particular Romanticism expertly," remarked Dennis Rooney in The Strad.
For years a highly sought after teacher in Seoul, Lee became Assistant Professor of Violin at the Oberlin Conservatory in the fall of 2001, and then Associate Professor of Violin at University of Houston in the fall of 2006.
She has taught the last two summers at the Aspen Music Festival, and has also been involved with the Seattle and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festivals, the Euro Music Festival Leipzig, as well as numerous festivals in Korea. Lee is a former member of the acclaimed KumHo/Asiana String Quartet of Korea, with whom she performed worldwide.
In addition to her busy international performing career, in recent years she has been in some demand as a judge of violin competitions.
Lee has recorded two CDs with pianist/husband Brian Suits, "Salut d'Amour" with pianist HaeSun Paik on EMI, several recordings with KumHo/Asiana String Quartet, and "Spanish Heart" with German pianist Peter Schindler and guitarist Sung-Ho Chang on Good International. Her latest album, with cellist Tilmann Wick, was released in January of 2004 on Audite Records.
Kyung Sun Lee studied at Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Nam Yun Kim, Sylvia Rosenberg, Robert Mann, Dorothy Delay and Hyo Kang.