Sang Mee Lee


Chicago native Sang Mee 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. She was the youngest artist to appear on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series and has performed on the Ravinia Festival’s Rising Stars series.

Her many awards include First Prize of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, Irving M. Klein 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.

Sang Mee earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in violin performance from the Julliard School. Her past teachers and mentors have included Dorothy DeLay, Roland and Almita Vamos, Robert Lipsett, Josef Gingold, and Betty Haag. Currently residing in the Chicago area, Sang Mee has been on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago since 2000.

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