Korean pianist Jeewon Lee has performed extensively as a solo and collaborative pianist with appearances in major venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress and Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall. She was twice voted "Audience Favorite" at Houston Symphony's Ima Hogg Competition in 2008 and 2009 and Ms. Lee’s performances with Houston Symphony was broadcast live on KUHF and received critical acclaim.
Since her Los Angeles debut with New West Symphony 1997, Jeewon Lee gave solo and chamber music performances in the U.S., Spain, Canada, Germany and Korea. In the Leipzig International Music Festival, she was featured on the Leipzig Radio and at the Gewandhaus Hall with the principal cellist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Christian Giger. In La Jolla Summerfest 2008, Jeewon Lee performed as a part of the fellowship piano trio in residence, and collaborated with artists such as violinist Cho-Liang Lin. As a top prize winner of the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, Ms. Lee performed in Steinway Hall and Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall in New York. Additionally, Ms. Lee was a semifinalist in the 2012 William Kapell International Piano Competition, and received the Patricia Solomon Piano Award.
Ms. Lee gave her debut recital at Chopin Hall in Seoul in 1994. Winning renowned competitions early in her studies, she was invited to the Young Musicians Festival to perform at some of the most distinguished concert halls in Korea. Many scholarships have allowed Ms. Lee's talent to flourish, among them from the Young Musicians Foundation in southern California, Thaiviu-Issac Scholarship (2001), Hendrickson Scholarship (2004) and Corrine Frada Pick Piano Scholarship (2004). She has performed in masterclasses for Leon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, Claude Frank, Arie Vardi, and Anton Kuerti among others. Ms. Lee gave solo and chamber performances at Banff Centre Piano Masterclass, Banff Chamber Music Residency (Canada), Bowdoin International Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and the Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain).
Jeewon Lee has successfully completed a double degree program in Economics and Piano Performance at Northwestern University and graduated with top honors. During the graduate program at the Juilliard School, she studied with Julian Martin and chamber music with Josef Kalichstein. In 2012, Jeewon Lee received her doctorate at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where she studied with Jon Kimura Parker. Additionally, Jeewon Lee studied with Hae-Jeon Lee, Sylvia Wang, David Kaiserman, and Daniel Pollack. Jeewon Lee served on the faculty at leading music departments in Korea and the United States, namely, the Jacobs School of Music-Indiana University, Bloomington, Seoul National University, Kyung-Hee University and Yeungnam University.
Jeewon Lee recently moved to Los Angeles and looks forward to meeting talented students in the community.