On March 12, 2011, Dr. You Ju Lee performed in the Winners Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. This concert was sponsored by American Prot ©. Dr. Lee won second place in the International Competition of Romantic Music on October 15, 2010, which led to the performance at Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Lee, a native of Korea, received her B.A. in Music with a concentration in Piano from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. She has studied under Ruth McDonald at Georgia State University, where she received her M.M., Carola Grindea at City University London, Barry Snyder at Eastman School of Music, and Dr. Marc Silverman at Manhattan School of Music. She received her D.M.A. from the University of Georgia under Dr. Richard Zimdars.
She is an accomplished pianist who has won numerous awards and has performed recitals in Europe, Asia, and the United States. In May 2009, Dr. Lee was an invited lecturer-recitalist at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia. In April 2008, she was a guest performer at the Bella Musica Concert at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. Her performance was included in the CD release commemorating that concert. In January 2007, she gave a guest performance at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
Dr. Lee has performed recitals in Ragusa, Sicily and a series of concerts in Germany and Luxemburg. She also gave her New York Debut Recital at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, in the Special Presentation Winners Series sponsored by Artists International in April 2006. And she has performed at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Korea.
Since 2004, she has served as an adjudicator in the biennial Young Artists’ Piano Showcase in New York. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at Toccoa Falls College, in Toccoa, Georgia, and Artist-Teacher of Piano at Preparatory Music at Brenau University, in Gainesville, Georgia.
Dr. Lee will perform again at Carnegie Hall in a Two Piano Concert on October 16, 2011.