Eun Park Lee
Eun Park Lee
DSO member since 2006
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Eun Park Lee joined the DSO in March, 2006.
Winner of the Starling Awards Competition, she has worked with distinguished artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Isidore Cohen, and Malcom Lowe; as well as the Tokyo, Juilliard, and Emerson String Quartets. She made her solo debut with the Madri Chamber Orchestra in Korea, followed by several others—including the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, while serving as their concertmaster of 2001–2002.
During school, Lee served as concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia, Eastman School Symphony, and Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to many international music festivals, and has served as Concertmaster at the Tanglewood Music Center; Assistant Concertmaster at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, New York String Seminar, and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. She was the Guest Associate Concertmaster for the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea in their Mozart and Mahler Festival, and was invited as one of the youngest guest artists for the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado.
As an active chamber musician, Lee is a former member of the Artésan String Quartet, giving numerous performances and also appearing with the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. In Texas, she appeared frequently as a performing artist at the Spectrum Chamber Music Series. Outside the classical music world, she has been a member of the GG Electric String Quartet’s performing artists, performing around Texas, Florida, New Orleans, and Las Vegas.
Lee began playing the violin at the age of 9 and continued her studies at the Sun Hwa Arts School. In 1996, she moved to the States—entering the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her bachelor's degree, and studying with Charles Castleman. She earned her master's degree at Rice University with Kathleen Winkler, with an award for full tuition and the C. Lummis Award. She was a member of the Fort Worth Symphony prior to joining the DSO.