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Amy Sunyoung Lee

Cellist Amy Sunyoung Lee has performed across the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. She has appeared in major venues such as Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Seoul Arts Centre, Koerner Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, the National Arts Centre Ottawa, and La Maison Symphonique.


A recent alumna of the New World Symphony, Ms. Lee worked closely with world-renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph Eschenbach, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Krzysztof Urbański, Leon Fleisher, Stéphane Denève, Sir Roger Norrington, Susanna Mälkki, and Vladimir Jurowski.


Ms. Lee has been invited to the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, where she has performed as principal cellist during their tour throughout Germany. She was also a featured soloist in Hans Zender's Schumann Phantasie for Large Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, the performance of which was broadcast live by ARD Radio. Other music festival appearances have included the Banff Centre Music Festival, the Orchestre de la Francophonie, and the PyeongChang Great Mountains Music Festival.


Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Ms. Lee began her musical studies at the pre-college division of the Korean National University of the Arts. She received an artist diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. Her primary teachers include Desmond Hoebig, Andrés Díaz, and David Hetherington. Whilst in Toronto, Ms. Lee was a member of the Innig Quartet, which won the University of Toronto’s Felix Galimir Chamber Music Competition.


Ms. Lee has been a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra since September 2023.

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