Korean cellist Jiyoung Lee is known for her passionate interpretations, musical depth and  sensitive performances. As a soloist, her performance credits include such orchestras as Korea’s  Seoul Symphony Orchestra, New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic, New Jersey’s Bergen Philharmonic, Juilliard School Orchestra, and Seoul National University Orchestra. 

Highlights of this season include her solo recital in Boston at Burnes Hall at New England Conservatory presented by Foundation of Chinese Performing Arts’ Annual Summer Concert Series, her performance of Robert Cogan’s “A-Ka-Ho for Solo Cello and Speech-song” in Jordan Hall as part of NEC’s faculty concert, her collaborations with Borromeo Quartet as Guest Artist Award Winner, and with Wellesley Chamber Players. 


Her  past solo performances include Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series in Alice Tully Hall, two solo recitals at New York City’s Harvard Club, Korea Society,  a premiere of Yoomi Pack’s Double Concerto for Viola and Cello with String Orchestra with New York Classical Players,  Elgar Cello Concerto with Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Schumann Cello Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra and two performances with Bergen Philharmonic (NJ), performing Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 and Dvorak Cello Concerto.  


As a passionate chamber musician, she appeared at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, Music at Menlo, Caramoor’s Evning Rising Star Series, Lincoln Center’s Wednesday at One series, Ravinia’s Steans Institute of Music, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Curtis on Tour Series, Sarasota Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Great Mountain International Festival, Korea. Her collaboration in those chamber music concerts include great artists like Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Soovin Kim, and Peter Wiley. 


Moving into dance and theater realms, cellist Lee worked with choreographer, Nathan Madden at the Brooklyn Dumbo Dance Festival, performed at New York City’s  Fall for Dance with the Orion String Quartet, and participated in theatrical productions with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century at BAM Fisher, which was featured at New York Times, and at the American Institute for Economic Research.


Born in Seoul, Korea, Jiyoung Lee studied piano before turning to the cello. At 16 she made her professional debut as soloist with one of Korea’s major orchestras, the Seoul Symphony Orchestra. Following studies at the Seoul National University, Ms. Lee moved to the United States in 2007 to study at The Curtis Institute of Music with Peter Wiley. While at Curtis, Ms. Lee held the Joseph Druian Fellowship, and was principal cellist of Curtis Symphony Orchestra in her final year. She also attended The London Master Classes in Great Britain, studying with Ralph Kirshbaum at Royal Academy of Music and worked with David Geringas in Interlaken, Switzerland in 2013. While earning her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Timothy Eddy, she served as principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra. She also received the prestigious Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with Joel Krosnick. Currently, Jiyoung is pursuing her doctoral degree in Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser.

As of June 2019