Born in South Korea, pianist Suji Lee began to play the piano at the age of 5. She earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in piano performance from Keimyung University in South Korea, and she came to New York to study under Mr. Phillip Kawin, graduating from the Manhattan School of Music with Professional Studies. To pursue her passion for teaching, she also continued to study in Teachers College in Columbia University.
Ms. Lee has won the first prize both from Keimyung University Music Competition and the Concerto Competition by Daegu Symphony Orchestra. She also received the Best Teachers Award from Korea Radio Broadcasting in New York. Ms. Lee actively appears on numerous stages as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, and she is also a part of multiple ongoing concert projects: the Piano Chamber Music Series, the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series in the Tenafly Library and the Fort Lee Library, and the Saturday Concert Series in the Closter Library, Ridgewood Library, and many other places.
Ms. Lee is a director and founder of the Music Tree studio in Harrington Park and New City NY as well as a faculty member of the Cresskill Summer Music Program in Cresskill High School. Ms. Suji founded a non profit organization, “ProSono” in 2018 which grants monthly concerts to various nursing homes and hospitals and shares Ms. Suji's students’ talent and love with the community.
Kyung Ah Lee
Kyung Ah Lee was a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, South Bank Players in Australia and a regular guest cellist for the English National Ballet Orchestra. She also performed as a soloist at numerous chamber and orchestral concerts in the U.S, Australia and Korea.
She served as an assistant professor at the Queensland Young Conservatory in Australia. Ms. Lee received her Bachelor’s degree with Honors from Melbourne University, Australia and Kyung Hee University, Korea. She holds a Master’s degree in cello performance from the Queensland Conservatory of Griffith University, where she was awarded the Academic Excellence award. Ms. Lee received the Best Teachers award, presented by Korean Radio Broadcasting in New York in 2014 and 2016.
Jee Sun Lee
Jee Sun Lee, violinist, has performed as guest soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the US, Russia, Italy and Korea. She made her Chicago Cultural Center debut on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in 2015, which was broadcast live on WFMT radio. Ms. Lee has given recitals at the Roerich Museum (NY), An die Musik Live (MD), the Windsor Art Center (CT), Noble Art Recital Series (PA), University of Virginia, Central Michigan University, The College of New Jersey and Sejong Arts Center in Korea, and performed as a soloist with the Korean Chamber Orchestra, The ensemble of Soloists Sofia in Russia, Promise Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Youth Orchestra and Queensboro Symphony Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, having studied with the Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet and appearing in chamber music performances with Lawrence Dutton, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Julia Lichten, David Geber and John Patitucci, Ms. Lee regularly performs on the Hoch Chamber Music Series at Concordia College, NY.
She is a member of Alacorde Piano Trio and the trio has performed extensively throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Formed in 2006, the Alacorde Piano Trio has performed at Ramapo College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Cecil College, Drew University, YMHA in Wayne concert series, Noble Art recital series, Carnegie Room concert series, Saint Peter’s Church Concert Series and Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series. In February 2016, Trio’s debut CD, featuring compositions by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Faure and Turina, was released by the NV Factory label. As an orchestra musician, she served as an assistant concertmaster of the Westchester Chamber Symphony from 2005 to 2012.
Her teachers include Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Pamela Frank and Charles Castleman. She was graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Seoul National University and earned Master of Music from Eastman School of Music. She finished her Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where she received a full scholarship. Ms. Lee is a Director of Chamber Music at Ramapo College of NJ and teaches at Concordia Conservatory.