Pianist Ji Young Lee, born in Korea, began piano studies at the age of four. She graduated from Seoul Arts High School and received the bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Korea. She went on to study in US., earning her master’s degree at Eastman School of Music and DMA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with full scholarship.
She won many first Prizes at the Yokohama International Music Competition, United States Open Music Competition (Showcase Piano Solo Advanced), American Protégé Competition, and CCM Piano Concerto Competition, and also prize winning at the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA.
In 2014, her performance with Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Vladimir Fedosev was broadcast nationally. She performed many solo recitals and chamber music around the United States, Australia, Asia and Europe including Seoul Arts Center, Kumho Art Hall, Carnegie Weill Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Corbett Auditorium, Riverway Arts Centre, Berkman Recital Hall, Sundin Hall, William Abbot Concert Hall, Cosmos Art Hall, Sejong Chamber Hall, Harris Theater and Werner Hall.
As a pedagogue, Lee has taught at the University of Cincinnati Starling Chamber Music Department, Hyupsung University and Seoul Arts College. She is a member of CM Piano Trio, Liszt Piano Association and the Piano Society of Korea, and also a Faculty of France Musicalta, Asia International Piano Academy and Festival and United Music Academy. She came to Minnesota as a visiting scholar/artist at the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 2019.