Violinist Jessica Lee, the First Prize Winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, was featured in the “Launch Pad” column of The Strad as the magazine’s “pick of up-and-coming musicians” for June 2007. Current engagements for Ms. Lee include a concerto appearance with the Modesto Symphony in California and her debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, as well as festival appearances at the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival and Santa Fe Music Festival. Special projects comprise a number of featured performances with dance companies, including Lar Lubovitch, Mikhail Baryshnikov and the Richmond Ballet. Other recent recital highlights include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the CAG/Winners Series, as well as recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Caramoor Festival in New York, Asociacion National de Conciertos in Panama and Purdue University. An active chamber musician, Jessica Lee became a member of the Johannes String Quartet in 2006, and she joins the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS 2 program starting with the 2009-10 season. She has toured frequently with ‘Musicians from Marlboro,’ and is a member of the conductor-less string ensemble ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra), with which she has performed at Town Hall and the Kennedy Center. A native of Virginia, Jessica Lee began playing the violin at age three and quickly captured national attention with a feature article in LIFE magazine. Following studies with Weigang Li of the Shanghai Quartet, she was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age fourteen and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree under the tutelage of Robert Mann and Ida Kavafian. In May 2003, she completed her studies with Robert Mann for a Master of Music Degree at the Juilliard School and currently resides in New York.
Be sure to hear Jessica Lee’s 2014 Festival performances listed below
Wednesday, August 6, 7:30PM
Thursday, August 7, noon
Thursday, August 7, 6:00PM
and with Johannes String Quartet
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