Praised for her immaculate technique and refined artistry, Korean pianist Jeewon Lee has performed extensively as a solo and collaborative pianist with appearances in major venues such as Alice Tully Hall 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, Ms. Lee gave solo and chamber music performances in the U.S., Spain, Canada, Germany and Korea. As a participant of Leipzig International Music Festival, Ms. Lee 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 and cellist Eric Kim. 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.
Ms. Lee gave a 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. In July 1995, she performed for Daniel Pollack, subsequently coming to the U.S. to study with him. 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 played in master classes for Leon Fleisher, Yefin Bronfoman, Claude Frank, Arie Vardi, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, and Anton Kuerti among many others. She has also performed at the Banff Centre (Canada), Bowdoin International Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and the New Millennium Piano Festival (Spain).
Jeewon Lee has successfully completed a double degree program in Economics and Piano Performance at Northwestern University, where she studied with Sylvia Wang and David Kaiserman. With various achievements in her undergraduate studies, Ms. Lee was recognized in the National Dean’s List, and graduated with top honors. During the graduate program at the Juilliard School, she studied with Julian Martin and chamber music with Josef Kalichstein. Currently, Jeewon Lee is a doctoral student in the studio of Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University where she serves on the faculty of the preparatory division of the Shepherd School of Music.