Haemi Lee


Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Alma maters: Hanyang University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Awards/Competitions: 1st prize, Seoul National Student Music Competition (string part); 2nd prize, Music Journal National Competition; 2nd prize, Han-min National Competition (string part); 2nd prize, Phone Classic National Competition; 2nd prize, Sejong University Competition; 1st prize, Seongnamsi-City Student Music Competition
Appearances: Civic Orchestra of Chicago, violin section regular member, 2013–15; Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, 2007–10; Banff International Summer Music Festival, full scholarship, 2013; Festival del Sole, Orchestra Institute of Napa Valley, full scholarship, 2013; Greece Rhodes International Music Festival, full scholarship, 2008
Instagram: @vnhaemi
Most fun piece to play: Anything from West Side Story
Which composer would have had the best Twitter account: Maybe Shostakovich
Favorite non-classical musician:
Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, Bigbang
Time travel destination: I would like to go back to the Mesozoic era because I want to see many dinosaurs in person.