ChoEun Lee, a native of Korea, is an active pianist, vocal coach, and chamber musician. She has given numerous performances in Korea, the United States, Austria, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, in major venues including Carnegie Hall in NY City, Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood Music Center and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen Music Festival. She has worked extensively in recitals and masterclasses with renowned musicians, including Stephanie Blythe, Martin Katz, Anne Sofie von Otter, Christine Schäfer, Dawn Upshaw, Jake Heggie, Erie Mills, Linda Watson, Jennifer Ringo, and Grant Gershon. She was a pianist in Opera gala concerts in Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, where she worked with Donna Brunsma, Gianfranco Cosmi, and Rolando Russo. She was twice invited to Tanglewood Music Festival and has been named as a recipient of the Grace B. Jackson Prize. One of her performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall was broadcasted on WAMC. She was also invited to Emerging Artist Fellowship Program in Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar in Potsdam (NY) directed by Stephanie Blythe and Alan Smith. Since summer of 2016, she joined American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz (Austria) as a repetitor and she will be returning to the festival this summer in 2018.
ChoEun Lee, as a harpsichordist, has performed many Baroque music concerts and she is also passionate about discovering and performing contemporary classical music and vocal chamber music. She has appeared many times at the Grandin Vocal Chamber Music Festival and is one of the core artists in LotusFlower New Music Project. She has premiered various works and has worked with many living composers, including John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, Jake Heggie, Thomas Pasatieri, and John Plant. She co-commissioned vocal chamber music for soprano, saxophone, and piano by Lori Laitman. As a clinician, she has given masterclasses at Covenant College, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and Chattanooga Music Teachers Association (CMTA). Recently, she was invited as a guest panel to CollabFest@USC at the University of Southern California. She has been invited to the Annual UTC Piano Arts Festival as a guest artist and competition adjudicator.
ChoEun Lee was awarded a B.M. in Piano Performance from KyungWon University, M.M. in Collaborative Piano, from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, D.M.A from the University of Southern California. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. She is a recipient of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Keyboard Collaborative Arts scholarship four times. She has taught at California State University, San Bernardino and served as a vice-president of CAPMT (California affiliate of the MTNA) Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter and was presented an Outstanding Member Award. ChoEun Lee is currently teaching at Lee University (Cleveland, TN) as an assistant professor in collaborative piano and vocal coaching.