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David Lee

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Korean American Cellist David Lee was born in LA, United States, and later in South Korea, he studied with cellists Domzal Jaroslaw, John Koen, and Kyung-suk Park. He was selected for membership in the Daegu Genius Youth Orchestra and participated in its 2010 concert tour with performances at Philadephia’s Kimmel Center and in New York City at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He has participated in numerous young artist music competitions, taking first prizes in the competition of the Gyeongbuk Arts High School, the Junior Cello Competition of the Music Association of Korea, and the Junior Competition of Eumak-Chunchu in Seoul. 


In 2014, Lee won first prize at the TBC Concours, earning a performance with the Daegu Philharmonic Orchestra. He entered Oberlin Conservatory to pursue studies with Darrett Adkins. In the United States and abroad, Lee has continued to enter music competitions. He was invited to the Czech Republic to participate and perform in the first round of the 2018 Prague Spring International Music Competition, and he took home the gold prize and Agnew Bach Prize from the 2019 Cleveland Cello Society Competition.


In 2021 He won the Oberlin Conservatory Concerto Competition so he Performed the Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante with Oberlin Orchestra conducted by Raphael Jimenez in 2022. 


In. 2022 He got a full scholarship to attend the Juilliard School starting his M.M Studying with Joel Krosnick. Also, He won Frist Prize at the 16 LISMA Competition, New York International Young Musician Competition and won Grand Prize at the Prodigy International Music Competition.


In 2023 He won the first Prize in the Fanny Mendelssohn International Competition and the Second prize in the American virtuoso international competition winter edition.

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