Sang Mee Lee

String Department Chair; Violin Faculty; Chamber Music Faculty
Academy Violin
Academy Viola
Academy Chamber Music Coaches
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Chamber Music

Sang Mee Lee attended the Julliard School and graduated with a Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Although everyone that Lee has worked with has had an impact on her life and her musical career, the past teachers and mentors that she had that have had a strong impact on here are: Dorothy DeLay, Roland and Almita Vamos, Robert Lipsett, Josef Gingold, and Betty Haag.

Awards and achievements: 

Ms. Lee has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting Orchestra, and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Her solo performances and recitals have been heard in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. One very interesting fact about Ms. Lee is that she was the youngest artist to appear on Chicago's Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, and has performed on the Ravinia Festival's Rising Stars series as well. Her many awards include First Prize of the Tibor Varga international Violin Competition, Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, Irving M. Klien International String Auditions, Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition, William C. Byrd Competition, and the Stulberg International Strings Competition. As part of the Beethoven Project Trio, Sang Mee performed and recorded previously unknown chamber works of Beethoven, including one world premiere and two American premieres.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

Sang Mee also had several master classes with Salvatore Accardo, David Cerone, Sidney Harth, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert Lipsett, Ruggiero Ricci, and Pinchas Zukerman. She completed additional studies at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, the Encore School for Strings, and Meadowmount School for Strings. Ms. Lee also performed in recitals throughout the country, and made solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Lee has also been the  recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including Honorary Member of the Delta Omicron Fraternity.