"...her talents are too wide to confine to this small wooden box..."
-Robert Battey, The Washington Post
Anna Lee began violin studies at the age of four with Alexander Souptel and debuted as soloist performing the Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 a year and a half later with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lan Shui. She spent a large part of her childhood in Japan and Singapore even though she was born in South Korea, and at the age of six moved to New York after being accepted to the Juilliard School Pre-College Division under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki.
Concert venues that Anna Lee has appeared in are the Carnegie-Weill, Carnegie-Zankel, Wigmore, Alice Tully, Avery Fisher, Victoria, and Esplanade Concert Halls, as well as Merkin Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater. She has claimed top prizes in the 2018 Indianapolis Competition, 2011 Sion-Valais Competition, 2011 Kronberg Violin Masterclasses, 2010 and 2012 Menuhin Competition (Junior and Senior Divisions, respectively), and Aspen Music Festival AACA Competition. Anna Lee has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Bernhard and Mania Hahnloser Violin Prize at the Verbier Festival Academy and the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, Young Scholar and College Scholar Awards.
She has also been featured in music festivals around the world such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival, and on radio shows such as “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley and NPR Performance Today with host Fred Child. She has also been the cover page feature of the Wall Street Journal Magazine.
Notable chamber music collaborations include Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Steven Isserlis in the Kronberg Academy's "Chamber Music Connects the World" festival. Anna Lee was also presented by Sir András Schiff at the BeethovenFest in Bonn. As a soloist, Anna Lee made her New York Philharmonic debut in April 2011, as well as her Frankfurt debut in 2016 with maestro Christoph Eschenbach and the Hessische Rundfunk Radio Orchestra. She has also appeared with the Singapore, Little, Prime Philharmonic, Peoria Symphony, and Park Avenue Chamber Orchestras and the Massapequa, Long Island, and Philharmonics.
Anna Lee finished her studies with Masao Kawasaki and Cho-Liang Lin and graduated from the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and the Dalton School in June 2013. In June 2017, she graduated from the Kronberg Academy, where she studied with Ana Chumachenco from 2014. Currently, Anna Lee is studying privately with Miriam Fried and Don Weilerstein while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature at Harvard College. She plays a Giovanni Tononi violin, dated ca. 1690, on a generous loan from the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute.