A native of Korea, Ms JiYoung Lee is a concert flutist and a professor.
Lee began playing the flute at age ten and had already established her international fame through her debut performances with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra when she was fourteen years old. While attending Seoul Arts High School, she has performed with the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and became the principal of the Seoul City Youth Orchestra. When she was freshman of Seoul National University, she is the winner of the prestigious Dong-A Music Competition. Lee was recognized for her performances as a soloist and an active member of chamber music. She has been a member of the Yur-eum Woodwind Quintet since 1984 and they have been invited to perform at the Kusatsu International Music Festival in Japan and Nice International Music Festival in France. She received her Master’s degree from Peabody Conservatory of Music and before joining the faculty at Hyupsung University, she was a member of the KBS Philharmonic Orchestra for nine years.
Performances with Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra, Bulgaria Sophia Chamber Orchestra, 20 solo recitals, and 32 Yur-eum Woodwind Quintet concerts and TIMF(Tongyeong International Music Festval) Ensemble concert tours throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA made Lee busy all year round, but brought great pleasure to the audiences for many years.
Lee‘s passion for academics as a scholar has stretched even further in her recent publication of musical essay “Maestro, who composed ‘Love’.” As a member of the Yur-eum Woodwind Quintet, she was selected as KBS FM’s Korea’s Musician and released a recording. Lee is currently is a professor at Hyupsung University and the Director of Hyupsung Flute Cooperation.