Haemi Lee

Violin

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Alma maters: Hanyang University (B.M.), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.M.)
Awards/Competitions: 2nd Prize, Music Journal National Competition; 2nd Prize, Phone Classic National Competition; 1st Prize, Seoul National Student Music Competition (string part); 2nd Prize, Sejong University Competition; 1st Prize, Seongnamsi-City Student Music Competition
Appearances: Opera in the Ozarks, AR; Bard Music Festival; Civic Orchestra of Chicago, 2013–15; Banff International Summer Music Festival, full scholarship, 2013; Festival del Sole, Orchestra Institute of Napa Valley, full scholarship, 2013; Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, 2007–10; Greece Rhodes International Music Festival, full scholarship, 2008
Instagram: @vnhaemi
Favorite TŌN performance: Brahms Symphony No. 4 with Fabio Luisi
Favorite piece to play:  Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe
Most fun piece to play: Anything from West Side Story
The thing most people don’t know about classical music is:
 Classical musicians are not rich.
Favorite non-classical musician or band:
 EDM musicians
What recording would you take to a deserted island: Itzhak Perlman’s Greatest Hits and Puccini’s Operas
Favorite non-musical hobby or activity: Watching movies, traveling around cities, and photography
Favorite book: Shakespeare’s novels

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