Violinist/violist Yura Lee is the winner of the only first prize awarded across the four categories in the 2013 ARD Music Competition in Munich, Germany, as well as a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has performed with major orchestras including those of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She has given recitals in Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Musikverein, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, and the Concertgebouw. At age 12, she became the youngest artist to receive the Debut Artist of the Year prize at the Performance Today awards given by NPR. She has received numerous international prizes, including top prizes in the Mozart, Indianapolis, Hannover, Kreisler, Bashmet, and Paganini competitions. Her CD ‘Mozart in Paris’ with Reinhard Goebel and the BayerischeKammerphilharmonie, received the Diapason d’Or Award. As a chamber musician, she regularly takes part in the festivals of Marlboro, Salzburg, Verbier, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, and Caramoor. Ms. Lee is a
member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Lee studied at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Salzburg Mozarteum, and the Kronberg Academy. Ms. Leelives in Portland, Oregon.