Emerald City Music opens with John Luther Adams world premiere
September 22, 2017
Emerald City Music, co-founded by Artistic Director Kristin Lee and Executive Director Andrew Goldstein, kicked off its second season with a program featuring a world premiere by Grammy-winning composer John Luther Adams.
The SunBreak reported, "The enthusiastic sold-out audience bodes well for the rest of this season with its six concerts all of which include fresh and unexpected musical ideas."
Emerald City Music's 2017-18 season continues on October 27 and 28. Learn more at www.emeraldcitymusic.org
Kristin Lee performs in Moab Music Festival
August 31, 2017
Every September, Moab Music Festival brings musicians to red rock venues around Moab, Utah. Watch Kristin's performance with cellist Clancy Newman as part of a 3-day river trip in McDonald Creek Canyon.
Kristin Lee and Matthew Lipman enthrall SPAC audience with Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia
August 23, 2017
Kristin Lee and violist Matthew Lipman performed the Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Watch below!
Kristin Lee receives glowing review for her Prokofiev sonata at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
July 18, 2017
"[Kristin Lee]'s Prokofiev was, in a word, spectacular. And, with their usual knack for matching up musicians of like quality, Michael Brown at the Steinway played with thrilling verve and clarity." - Oberon's Grove
Kristin Lee performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with Nu Deco Ensemble
May 1, 2017
Kristin Lee joined Miami's Nu Deco Ensemble for a packed season finale at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Composer Sam Hyken created a program featuring versions of Bach's Toccata and Fugue, Stravinsky's The Firebird and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, which featured Kristin Lee as soloist.
New video: Glitch for violin and "hacked" theremin
March 31, 2017
Jakub Ciupinski wrote Glitch for Kristin Lee's Double Helix project back in April 2014. This performance, live at National Sawdust in November 2015, is an "upgraded" version with extended improvisations.
Kristin Lee performs virtuosic LeClair concerto on tour with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
March 8, 2017
CMS of Lincoln Center's program "Parisian Tableau" features Kristin Lee in Jean-Marie Leclair's Concerto in E minor for Violin, String Quartet, and Continuo, Op. 10, No. 5 (1745), plus works by Françaix, Ravel, and Chausson.
March 14 - Charlottesville, VA
March 16 - Grand Rapids, MI
March 19 - Vancouver, BC
March 21 - Athens, GA
March 25 - Detroit, MI
March 28 - New York, NY
March 29 - Chicago, IL
Kristin Lee performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Symphony Tacoma on March 25 & 26
January 23, 2017
Kristin Lee makes her debut with Symphony Tacoma, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” complete the program.
Visit www.symphonytacoma.org for more information and tickets.
Read Tacoma Weekly's preview of the concert here.
Kristin returns to the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic
January 15, 2017
Following a successful performance in November 2016, violinist Kristin Lee was invited back to The National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with conductor José Antonio Molina on January 13, 2017. Watch the live performance below!
Kristin embarks on national tour with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
December 8, 2016
Kristin joins The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a national tour of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
Watch Kristin perform "wordless conversation" at TEDxNewYork
December 1, 2016
In September, Kristin represented The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at TEDxNewYork with violist Matthew Lipman, where they received a standing ovation for their performance of Johan Halvorsen's Passacaglia in G minor.
Kristin and the Nordic Chamber Orchestra receive stellar review
October 8, 2016
Kristin Lee joined conductor Sarah Iaonnides and the Nordic Chamber Orchestra for Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Sundsvalls Tidning wrote this review, reporting “... it is rare to hear a violinist with such a mellow, confident and stable sound, who does not need intensive vibrato to fill the room and carry out over the orchestra.”
Violinist Kristin Lee featured in Simple Gifts: CMS at Shaker Village
September 13, 2016
Kristin Lee is featured in the season premiere of Live from Lincoln Center, streaming now on WNET Thirteen New York. Watch her lead the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Copland's Appalachian Spring at 58 minutes into the program.
Kristin Lee appears at TEDxNewYork
September 13, 2016
Kristin and violinist Matthew Lipman recently represented the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at TEDxNewYork.
Kristin Lee joins Camerata Pacifica
August 22, 2016
Kristin officially joins the Camerata Pacifica as a Principal Artist on their roster, sitting in the The Bernard Gondos Chair. In April 2017, she will perform Beethoven’s "Razumovsky" String Quartet with violinist Giora Schmidt, violist Richard O'Neill, and cellist Ani Aznavoorian.
Kristin Lee signs with Jensen Artists
July 6, 2016
We are delighted to announce that violinist Kristin Lee has joined the Jensen Artists roster for both management and PR!
Since her concerto debut with Orchestra Atlanta at the age of 10, Kristin has enjoyed a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. Kristin was the recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition. She has been praised for her "mastery of tone" by The Strad and described as "operating on such a high level that the music carried the day" by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her recent debut at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra was deemed a "perfect balance of finesse and vigor" and a "commanding performance that demanded and got rapt attention from the audience" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Other recent engagements include appearances with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra of China and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a program of new works commissioned by Kristin, which was premiered at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live and performed at Le Poisson Rouge.
Kristin was a winner of Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions and has spent the last six years developing her career on the non-profit organization's highly esteemed and intensely cultivated roster of classical musicians. We are thrilled and grateful that Astral Artists' Vera Wilson connected Kristin with Jensen Artists earlier this year, and look forward to partnering with her in her career.
Upcoming highlights for the 2016-17 season include her debut with the Tacoma Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Nordic Chamber Orchestra of Sweden, and return to the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional of Dominican Republic. Kristin is also a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, following her completion of a three-year residency as a CMS Two artist, and will tour in 12 states across the country with the world-renowned chamber group this season.
Kristin has previously appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Korean Broadcasting Symphony of Korea, and more, and on some of the world’s finest concert stages including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Ravinia Festival, Metropolitan Museum, Louvre Museum in Paris, and Korea’s Kumho Art Gallery.