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Suji Lee

PRESIDENT

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.

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CO-FOUNDER

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.

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Jee Sun Lee

CO-FOUNDER

Jee Sun Lee is a professional violinist with a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, and recitalist. She has performed in various countries, including the United States, Russia, Italy, and Korea.

In 2015, she made her debut at the Chicago Cultural Center as part of the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, a performance that was broadcast live on WFMT radio. She has also given recitals at several notable venues, such as the Roerich Museum (NY), An die Musik Live (MD), the Windsor Art Center (CT), Noble Art Recital Series (PA), and at various universities, including the University of Virginia, Central Michigan University, Ramapo College of NJ, Ocean County College, Cecil College and The College of New Jersey. Jee Sun Lee has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras, including The Ensemble of the Soloists Sofia in Russia, Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, Promise Ministries Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Youth Orchestra, and the Korean Chamber Orchestra.

 

Jee Sun Lee's passion for chamber music led her to study with the Emerson String Quartet and perform alongside renowned musicians such as Lawrence Dutton, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Julia Lichten, David Geber, John Patitucci, and Chris Finckel. She is a regular performer on the Hoch Chamber Music Series at Concordia College, NY. Additionally, Jee Sun Lee is a member of the Alacorde Piano Trio, which has performed extensively in the northeastern United States. The trio released its debut CD in 2016, featuring compositions by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Faure, and Turina. Aside from the Alacorde Piano Trio, Jee Sun Lee is a founding member of Trio Roi, a trio consisting of violin/viola, clarinet, and piano. The trio made its debut in 2019 on the Chamber on Main series in NJ and at the Roerich Museum in New York.

 

Jee Sun Lee's education includes studying under notable mentors such as Philip Setzer (Emerson Quartet), Pamela Frank, and Charles Castleman. She graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from Seoul National University and earned a Master of Music degree from The Eastman School of Music. In 2006, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University, where she received a full scholarship. Jee Sun Lee has taught at various institutions, including Stony Brook University (pre-college division), Concordia College, NY, and Saint Elizabeth University. She currently teaches at Ramapo College of NJ, Ocean County College and New York Youth Symphony.

Advisory Board 

Christopher Cho

Yunsoo Park

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