The Special Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Dr. Yoon Lee, is a concert pianist, teacher, and entrepreneur active in the New York metropolitan area. She is currently on the faculty of SUNY Purchase College and the Heifetz International Music Festival, as well as a staff pianist at The Juilliard School.
Her performance of Beethoven has been described as “equal to Beethoven’s virtuosic demands” by the New York Concert Review. A pianist characterized by her grounded interpretations and solid sound, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the Green Space, Château de Fontainebleau, the Schumann-Haus Museum in Leipzig, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, and Seoul Arts Center in addition to many other stages in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her live performances have been featured on WQXR, America’s leading classical radio station in New York, and KBS, the national television station of South Korea. Yoon has appeared as a soloist with the Carl Maria von Weber Orchestra of Dresden, Germany, the Camerata Forum Internacional in Spain, the Prime Philharmonic of South Korea, and the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra of New York City.
As an avid chamber musician, Yoon has taught chamber music at Manhattan School of Music Precollege, Heifetz International Music Institute, and Kneisel Hall ACMI and has performed as a guest artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kneisel Hall, the Heifetz International Music Institute, Robbie Collomore Chamber Music Series, and the Cayuga Chamber Concert Series, among others. Yoon Lee has collaborated with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Elmar Oliveira, Catherine Cho, Laurie Smukle, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, and Brooklyn Rider. She has also been the pianist for master classes by Leonidas Kavakos, Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmerson, and David Geringas.
Yoon has served as a jury member at the Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Piano Concerto Competition, the Chamber Music Competition, the YMF Festival by Schubert Club, and the NFMC Junior Music Festival. She is the co-Artistic Director of Noree Chamber Soloists, a chamber ensemble she founded in 2017. Yoon received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music and a Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School.