Haerim Elizabeth Lee
Korean violinist, Haerim Elizabeth Lee captivates audiences by “leaving them breathless with impeccable phrasing and relevant musicality.” (El Norte, Mexico). In 2015, Elizabeth performed as the concertmaster with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honors concert in Washington, D.C. to recognize Maestro Seiji Ozawa, which was attended by former President Barack Obama. As a performing artist and scholar, Lee has established herself as a visionary and was the first recipient of the Tarisio Young Artist Grant as the Artistic Director of MoKo Musik for promotion and commission of Korean music. She is also the Assistant Artistic Director of the Innsbrook Institute in Missouri.
Elizabeth has participated in numerous music festivals including Prussia Cove International Music Seminar, Banff Centre, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Music
Academy of the West, Spoleto Music Festival USA, Schleswig-Holestein Musik Festival, and Sarasota Music Festival. Elizabeth possesses a progressive philosophy when it comes to
exploring and premiering works by living composers. She has worked with Thomas Adès and has performed the Canadian premiere of Bright Sheng’s piano quintet at the Banff Centre. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the New England Conservatory and, subsequently, her Masters in Music from Rice University. While pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Michigan, Elizabeth also studied abroad at the Paris Conservatoire.
Elizabeth celebrates her new life in New York City with her debut album, My Time is Now, the first ever recording to feature George Gershwin’s recently restored Steinway piano from his New York apartment. Inspired by George Gershwin’s quote, “My people are American, my time is today. Music must repeat the thought and aspirations of the times,” she has taken this opportunity to juxtapose classical works by Gershwin with contemporary works by living composers and collaborators.