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Eun Park Lee

First Violin

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 during the 2001–2002 season.

During school, Lee served as Concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and the Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to many international music festivals and has served as Concertmaster at the Tanglewood Music Center and Assistant Concertmaster at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the New York String Seminar, and the 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.

An active chamber musician, Lee is a former member of the Artésan String Quartet, giving numerous performances and 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 nine and continued her studies at the Sun Hwa Arts School. In 1996, she moved to the States to attend the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her bachelor's degree, and studied 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. Prior to joining the DSO, Lee was a member of the Fort Worth Symphony in Texas.