Significant teachers and mentors:
Since moving to the United States, Ms. Lee encountered many instructors that had a lasting influence/effect on her career. Some of these individuals include instructors: David Kaiserman, Laurence Davis, and Frances Larimer from Northwestern University, as well as Ann Schein and Herbert Stessin from The Aspen Music Festival. In addition, Ms. Lee was greatly influenced by those that she engaged in master classes with such as Claude Frank, Menahem Pressler, and Nelita True.
Professional affiliations & activities:
After emigrating to the U.S. at the age of 10, Soo Young Lee has distinguished herself in the Chicago area, earning awards and prizes from The Society of American Musicians, The St. Paul Federation of Music Teachers, and Northwestern University’s Concerto Competition. She teaches piano, chamber music and theory as an artistic faculty at The Music Institute of Chicago and at the MIC Academy. She is also active as the president of The Society of American Musicians and the founder and artistic director of ARK Ensemble.