Shannon Lee poses with a violin
Violinist Shannon Lee Photo: Donna Santos

Violinist Shannon Lee has been praised for her “remarkable fire, impeccable intonation, and big, vibrant tone” (Gramophone). She has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Tokyo Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, Dallas Symphony and New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She has won major prizes in several international competitions such as the Sendai Competition in Japan, Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium and Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition. Recently, Shannon recorded a dynamic CD program in Sendai, Japan, with pianist Jessica Osborne, featuring Bartók, Takemitsu, Brahms and others. In addition to teaching, Shannon enjoys exploring composition and baroque violin. She completed her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University while taking violin lessons with David Nadien, and subsequently studied at the Curtis and Cleveland Institutes of Music and Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with Ida Kavafian, Arnold Steinhardt, Jaime Laredo, Jan Mark Sloman and Vera Beths. Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Shannon grew up in Plano, Texas, and now lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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