Yura Lee Violin/Viola


Violinst/violist Yura Lee is both a soloist and chamber musician. Lee was the only first prize winner across four categories at the 2013 ARD Competition. She has won top prizes for both violin and viola, including first prize and audience prize at the 2006 Leopold Mozart Competition, fi rst prize at the 2010 UNISA International Competition, first prize at the 2013 Yuri Bashmet International Competition, and top prizes in the Indianapolis, Hannover, Kreisler, and Paganini Competitions. As a soloist, Lee has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, she regularly takes part in the Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Caramoor Festival, Kronberg Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. She is currently a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society. She studied at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Salzburg Mozarteum, and Kronberg Academy. Lee plays a Giovanni Grancino violin kindly loaned to her through the Beares International Violin Society. She is Associate Professor at the USC Thornton School of Music.