Mar. 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Violinist Jessica Lee, first-prize winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has given debut recitals at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium and Ravinia's Rising Stars Series, and has made festival appearances at Bridgehampton and Santa Fe. In 2010, she made her European solo debut, featuring a concerto performance with the Plzen Philharmonic and a recital at the Rudolfinum in Prague; she also made her solo orchestra debut at the Seoul Arts Center in a special New Year's concert. Her 2006 concerto debut at Alice Tully Hall featured Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and was broadcast on WQXR. She is a member of the Johannes String Quartet, which toured with the Guarneri Quartet in its farewell season. She has performed with Musicians from Marlboro at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and is a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, a conductor-less string ensemble. She has performed with such orchestras as the Grand Rapids Symphony, American Chamber Orchestra, Modesto Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and the New York String Orchestra. A native of Virginia, she graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music with a bachelor's degree under the tutelage of Robert Mann and Ida Kavafian and she completed studies for a master’s degree at The Juilliard School in 2003. Currently on the faculty at Vassar College, Ms. Lee is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two.