Seunghee Lee earned her B.M. in Music Theory at Ewha Womans University in Korea, and her M.M. in Music Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently she is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Composition and Theory at Brandeis University where her primary teachers are David Rakowski and Yu-Hui Chang. In addition, from September 2010 to December 2011, she studied with Veli-Matti Puumala at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland.
Lee has participated in numerous festivals and masterclasses such as Composit New Music Festival in Rieti, Italy, fresh inc festival in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Darmstadt International Summer Music Course for New Music in Germany, Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at New England Conservatory, Donaueschingen Music Festival Student Workshop in Germany, Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland, Savellyspaja Composition Masterclass in Sannas, Finland, SoundSCAPE Festival in Italy, Freie University Composition Class in Berlin, Germany, Alba Music Festival in Italy, among others. She was awarded a composition residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2011 and at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2007 and 2012.
Lee has been a resident composer for the duo, Music after 1900, created by pianist EunMi Ko and violinist Sini Virtanen since 2011.
As a concert-grade pianist, Lee regularly performs as a soloist as well as an accompanist. She has served as a staff accompanist at Boston Conservatory and as a piano lab instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has also been the pianist for the Sunday noon mass at Paulist Center in Boston since 2009.
More information is available at Lee’s website.
Seunghee Lee – Quintet
for clarinet, oboe, violin, viola, and double bass