65th Season opening concert begins in 34 Days

Anna Lee, violin

Anna Lee began violin studies at the age of four with Alexander Souptel and debuted as soloist performing the Paganini Violin Concerto #1 a year and a half later with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lan Shui. She spent a large part of her childhood in Japan and Singapore even though she was born in South Korea, and at the age of six moved to New York after being accepted to the Juilliard School Pre-College Division under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki.

Concert venues that Anna has appeared in are the Carnegie-Weill, Carnegie-Zankel, Wigmore, Alice Tully, Avery Fisher, Victoria, and Esplanade Concert Halls, as well as Merkin Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater. She has claimed top prizes in the 2011 Sion-Valais Competition, 2011 Kronberg Violin Masterclasses, 2010 and 2012 Menuhin Competition (Junior and Senior Divisions, respectively), Aspen Music Festival (AACA) Competition, Long Island Competition and Blount-Slawson Young Artist Competition. Anna Lee has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Bernhard and Mania Hahnloser Violin Prize at the Verbier Festival Academy and the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, Young Scholar and College Scholar Awards. She has also been featured in music festivals around the world such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, BeethovenFest in Bonn and the Marlboro Music Festival, and on radio shows such as “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley and NPR Performance Today with host Fred Child. She has also been the cover page feature of the Wall Street Journal Magazine.

Anna Lee made her conducting debut with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra in November 2010, and in April 2011 made her New York Philharmonic debut. In Germany she has been presented by Sir András Schiff at the BeethovenFest in Bonn and has played chamber music with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Steven Isserlis in the Kronberg Academy's "Chamber Music Connects the World" festival. In addition, Anna made her Frankfurt solo debut in 2016 with maestro Christoph Eschenbach and the Hessische Rundfunk Radio Orchestra.

As a soloist, Anna Lee has appeared with the Singapore, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Little, Prime Philharmonic, Peoria Symphony, and Park Avenue Chamber Orchestras and the Massapequa, Long Island, and New York Philharmonics. She finished her studies with Masao Kawasaki and Cho-Liang Lin and graduated from the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and the Dalton School in June 2013. In June 2017, she graduated from the Kronberg Academy, where she studied with Ana Chumachenco from 2013. Currently, Anna Lee is a student at Harvard College pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature and a secondary degree in Social Anthropology

Anna Lee plays on the ex-Tadolini/ex-Liszt Antonio Stradivarius violin (Cremona, 1706) on a generous loan from The Rin Collection.

 

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

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Phone: (920) 854-4060