“Elegant yet natural,” “passionate yet deliberate”, “chiseled yet expressive” are some of the phrases that describe pianist Ju-eun Lee.
Born in South Korea, she attended Seoul High School of the Arts and Yonsei University, later transferring to Die Hochschule für Musik und Theater München in Germany, where she graduated with highest honors. Ms. Lee continued her studies at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria to complete the Magisterium Soloist degree, and then returned to Munich to finish her Masterclass and Piano degrees.
Ms. Lee has garnered international recognition in several competitions, including third prize at the 2006 “Jaén” International Piano Competition, second prize at the Calabria piano competition in Italy, and third prize in the Prix Amaeo International Competition in Germany. In Korea, Ms. Lee won first prize at the 6th National Chopin Competition and the Kumho Young Musicians Competition, and was a finalist in the 2010 Isang Yun International Competition,
After her debut concert as a Kumho Young Artist, she performed with many orchestras, including the Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea), Jeju Province Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), Kharkiv Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Bavaria Philharmonic (Germany), and other orchestras from Spain, Romania, Italy, Belgium and Austria. In November of 2017, she gave a brilliant performance of Beethoven’s “Emperor Concerto” with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, Wes Kenney conducting.
A former assistant professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Germany), Ms. Lee currently holds the professor of piano position at Changwon National University in South Korea.