ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

VICKY HYUNJIN LEE

              Founder and an artistic director of Forte New York Chamber Series, Violinist Vicky HyunJin Lee is a top prizewinner at the Osaka International Competition, MTNA National Solo Competition, ASTA National Solo Competition, and the Guri Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. She is a recipient of the Starling Violin Scholarship, and the R. Joseph Scott Award.

                Also an active chamber musician, Dr. Lee has collaborated with members of the Emerson Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet and the Borromeo Quartet and has worked closely with prominent artists including Kyung-Wha Chung, Chee-Yun Kim, Peter Oundjian, and Joseph Silverstein.

                She has appeared in major concert halls including New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Seoul. Dr. Lee made her solo debut at age 12 with the Korean Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, performing Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole.’ Dr. Lee has performed live at the South Dakota's Public Broacasting, "Classical24," Seattle Classical KING FM 98.1 for their "Sunday at 7:00” Recital Series and “Martha Zeeman’s Classic Kid FM Show." The Seattle Times has described her playing as full of “authority and verve; she is an exciting young player.”

                Last Summer, Dr. Lee has appeared as an Artist Faculty at the Rushmore Music Festival. She has served as a jury member for the New York International Music Concours and as a mentor and adjudicator for New England Conservatory's Preparatory School. Dr. Lee is currently on faculty at New York Conservatory and the Pace Institute of Music in New York.

                She received both Bachelor's and Master’s of Music degrees from New England Conservatory and a Doctorate of Music Arts from Stony Brook University. Her teachers included Philip Setzer, Paul Biss, Ian Swensen, James Buswell, and Nam-Yun Kim. An avid traveller, she hopes to eventually visit all 50 states, as well as every country in Europe.

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