Languages: German, English
The violinist Mi-kyung Lee came to Europe in 1975 and studied in Gstaad, Switzerland with Alberto Lysy, in Colone with Igor Ozim, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh and privately with Ana Chumachenko.
Her major awards included the first prize at the German Music University (Hochschule) Competition in 1982, the silver medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussel (1985) and she won at the ARD Competition in Munich (1988).
As a soloist she has performed among others with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Radio Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scotland, KBS and Korean Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician she has played among others at the Berlin-, Casals-, Salzburg-, Napoli-, Aldeburgh-, Kuhmo-, Helsinki - and Menuhin Festivals.
From 1994 to 2003, Mi-kyung Lee was the artistic director of the Lemi-Lappeenranta Music Festival in Finland. She regularly gives master classes in many European countries, including England, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Finland, Sweden as well as in Korea.
Mi-kyung has been teaching as a guest professor in UdK Berlin and had a Professorship in Sibelius Academy Helsinki.
She was appointed professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in 2005 where she still teaches to this day.