A Paris Fulbright Fellow recipient, CHRISTINE LEE has been noted by the New York Times as a “clear delight.” Currently splitting her time between Seattle and San Francisco, Christine pursues a wide range of creative, musical projects; while her passion is in chamber music, she also devotes her time towards teaching, social media management, and solo opportunities.
Most recently, Christine joined the Camellia Symphony and Christian Baldini in opening their 59th Season with a performance of the Schumann Concerto, and as part of her engagement with the symphony, had the great joy of meeting and teaching a masterclass for the local cello students in Sacramento. During her most recent studies in Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she enjoyed performing chamber music alongside exciting artists like Gil Kalisch, Ian Swensen, Tessa Lark, David McCarroll, and Dimitri Murrath. Christine is a founding member in the Bay Area-based ensemble L’arc Trio, who recently commissioned a brand-new work entitled “Ominous Machine” by the trail-blazing composer Vivian Fung.
After spending a summer playing chamber music at the Fontainebleau Music Festival in France, Christine was deeply inspired to pursue studies in Paris; in 2017, Christine was selected as one of two Fulbright Fellows for musical studies in Paris and studied with renowned French cellist Michel Strauss. During her studies in Paris, she made her solo debut at the Reid Hall and had the great privilege of performing for over 600 Fulbright Scholars and Nobel Laureates for the Fulbright Seminar in Berlin. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and her teachers include Bonnie Hampton and Richard Aaron.