American Journey is a series of new programs curated by Kristin, which she is performing with the acclaimed multi-faceted pianist, Jeremy Jordan.
A native of Seoul, Korea, Kristin emigrated to the U.S. at the age of seven. During her childhood, playing the violin was a refuge for Kristin from bullying and racism — she moved to the U.S. not speaking any English, and feels the violin became her voice. As a foreign-born citizen of America, Kristin was compelled to select this repertoire to express her pride of the country she now calls her own, and offers these programs that have a distinct and recognizable sound of American music and its rich history. American Journey encapsulates both Kristin Lee's journey as an American, as well as the journeys of the composers in the United States.
Learn more here.
Emerald City Music
Emerald City Music is a chamber music series based in Upper Left USA – Seattle and Olympia, Washington – created by Artistic Director Kristin Lee and Executive Director Andrew Goldstein. Kristin constructed seven themed programs for the inaugural season, which started in September 2016.
Learn more at www.emeraldcitymusic.org
On April 25, 2014, LiveConnections and Astral Artists presented violinist Kristin Lee and special guests in an imaginative chamber music collaboration. Kristin's "Double Helix" project featured world premieres by composers whom Kristin commissioned to write new works for unusual pairings of violin with another instrument.
Double Helix, The Documentary
Featuring performing artists: Kristin Lee, violin; Patrick Castillo, spoken words; Bridget Kibbey, harp; John Hadfield, percussion; Shobana Raghavan, South Indian carnatic singing; Ian Rosenbaum, steel pan; Jason Vieaux, guitar
Film by Zac Nicholson
Double Helix, World Premiere in Philadelphia
Kristin performed with Patrick Castillo, spoken word; Jakub Ciupiński, theremin; John Hadfield, percussion; Bridget Kibbey, harp; Shobana Raghavan, South Indian Carnatic singing; Ian Rosenbaum, steel pan; and Jason Vieaux, guitar.
The concert featured world premieres by composers Andy Akiho, Patrick Castillo, Jakub Ciupiński, Vivian Fung and Shobana Raghavan.