Ruda Lee, violin
Ruda Lee holds two masters degrees in music and musical arts from Yale University in the USA. She gave her concerto debut at the age of six when she became the youngest winner of the World Symphony Orchestra Competition in Korea. During her career she has won numerous prizes at major violin competitions in Korea and the USA leading to solo appearances with renowned orchestras at prestigious venues. These include First Prize at the American Protégé International Competition in 2014 which led to her concert debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and a televised gala performance in 2015 with YoYo Ma and Pamela Frank at The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC in the presence of President Obama. Ruda Lee has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as co-concertmaster of the Yale Philharmonia and as concertmaster for the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. She has worked with many world renowned artists including Joseph Silverstein, Valery Gergiev, Andris Nelsons, Peter Frankl, John Adams, Krzysztof Penderecki and the Emerson and Tokyo String Quartets. More recently she won the Seoul President’s Award for the performance of one of her compositions with her new music ensemble in Korea. As a chamber musician Ruda Lee has performed at many international music festivals including Tanglewood, Kronberg and Norfolk. She joined City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2018.