A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. NaumburgCompetition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee is a violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Emerald City Music in Seattle and was recently appointed to theUniversityof Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Faculty Assistant Professor of Violin.Lee has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, St.Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ural Philharmonic of Russia, KoreanBroadcasting Symphony, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of DominicanRepublic.She has performed on the world’s finest concert stages, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, theKennedy Center, Kimmel Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ravinia Festival, the Louvre Museum, thePhillips Collection, and Korea’s Kumho ArtGallery. An accomplished chamber musician, Lee is a member of both the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Camerata Pacifica in Santa Barbara, sitting as The BernardGondos Chair.Born in Seoul, Lee began studying violin at age five and within one year won First Prize at the Korea Times ViolinCompetition. In 1995, she moved to the US to continue her studies under Sonja Foster and in 1997 entered TheJuilliard School’s Pre-College. In 2000, Lee was chosen to study with Itzhak Perlman. Lee holds aMaster’s degree from The Juilliard School.