Through war and crisis, composers like Brahms and Janáček gave birth to beautiful sonatas for violin and piano. Violin Fellow Yada Lee has connected with these emotional works throughout her career and invites you to make your own connection during her performance of both.
Solo Spotlight: Love and Turmoil is an NWS BLUE project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
Tickets on Sale 2/10/2020
Yada Lee, Violin
Yada Lee is a third-year Violin Fellow at the New World Symphony. Avid recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Lee has given recitals at the Beethovenfest in Germany, Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, Mazzoleni Hall and Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Toronto. Dedicated to the betterment of society, she has given countless benefit concerts for charitable organizations in Thailand.
Winner of numerous awards and competitions, Ms. Lee has been a prize laureate at the Concerto Competition at Mannes School of Music, first prize at the Beethoven National String Competition Thailand, and is a grant recipient from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Peter M. Gross Fund and the Late Princess Galyani Vadhana Foundation. She made her New York solo debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2014, performing Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1.
Ms. Lee played with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra in the 2015-16 season, has been a member of the Bangkok Symphony since 2008 and a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. In the past seasons, she has performed under the batons of conductors Charles Dutoit, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, Zubin Mehta, Esa -Pekka Salonen, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Johannes Debus, Michael Tilson Thomas, among many others.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Ms. Lee holds a master’s degree from Mannes School of Music, a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and an artist diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory. Ms. Lee studied with Paul Kantor, Barry Shiffman, Laurie Smukler and David Bowlin. She is a keen opera lover and a fan of the Metropolitan Opera.