Eunyoung Lee © Markenfotografie

Eunyoung Lee

in the orchestra since 2009

Eunyoung Lee, born in Busan (South Korea), received her first violin lessons at the age of seven and later studied music with Hyun-Mi Kim and Sang-Hee Kwon at Seoul National University. In 2003 she came to Berlin, where she first continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, graduating with a diploma under Prof. Michael Vogler. This was followed by postgraduate studies with Prof. Stephan Picard and Prof. Nora Chastain (UdK Berlin), which she completed with the concert exam "with distinction".
Through playing in various renowned youth orchestras (e.g. Asian Youth Orchestra, Verbier Music Festival Orchestra) she has worked and gained valuable experience with some of the most sought-after conductors such as Zubin Metha, Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Gustavo Dudamel and Esa Pekka Salonen. During her studies she was also a scholarship holder with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and an academician with the Staatskapelle Berlin. In addition, she expanded her knowledge through master classes with Igor Ozim, Igor Oistrakh, Helmut Zehetmair, Antje Weithaas and Ingolf Turban.
Eunyoung Lee won several competitions in Korea, which gave her the opportunity to perform as a soloist with orchestras and give recitals early in her career. Today, she is in great demand as a chamber musician and regularly gives concerts with the Cross Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Mediterrain, among others. She also maintains an ongoing collaboration with Berlin pianist Friedrich Thomas, with whom she performs in recitals. Since 2009, Eunyoung Lee has been a member of the first violins in the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.