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Haesue Lee

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Violist Haesue Lee is the first Korean first-prize and audience prize winner of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition. 

Haesue’s accomplishments as a solo violist, includes the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition, 2015 Johansen International Competition, the 2014 Albert M. Greenfield Competition, 2013 Great Mountains Music Festival Concerto Competition,the New York International Music Competition, and the 2010 Alex & Buono International String Competition to play at the Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall. 

She has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Prince George’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ensemble 212. Haesue has also given solo recitals in the Brigham Young University as a prize of the Primrose International Viola Competition, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Kumho Prodigy Solo Concert and the Sun Rising Matine Classic Solo Recital at the Korean Culture Center in Paris, France. 

As an avid chamber musician, at the age of 12, Haesue was invited to the Korean Presidential “Blue House” to perform for the visiting Malaysian King. She has also shared the stage with many distinguished artists including Peter Wiley, Gary Hoffman, Lynn Harrell, Miriam Fried, and Paul Biss. 

At the age of nine, she entered the Juilliard Pre-College Program with Toby Appel as her mentor.
Haesue graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Hsin-Yun Huang and Roberto Diaz. Haesue is doing her master’s degree at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik with Tabea Zimmermann. 

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