June Lee

Second Violin

Believing that music is the most intimate and transparent way of revealing the resonance of her heart, violinist June Lee invites listeners to connect to her in the absence of words.  Born in Seoul, South Korea, June began studying piano at the age of four with her mother.  However, she soon found her true voice in violin, and when she turned eight, June began to rigorously study violin with Sung-Ju Lee at the Korea National University of Arts Pre-College Division.  Led by her continuous enthusiasm and passion for music, June expanded her music education and artistry in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and United States and has worked with distinguished artists including, Victor Danchenko, Anke Dill, Patinka Kopec, Valery Oistrakh, Igor Ozim, Aaron Rosand, and Eduard Schmieder through various music festivals, masterclasses, and schools.
June has been awarded the first prize at The New York International Competition for Young Artists, was a second prize winner of the 2015 Alexander and Buono International String Competition, the winner of the CBS Radio Violin Competition and the 49th Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Competition, amongst others.  June has given concerts as a soloist in various venues including, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and Symphony Space in NYC, and as an orchestral musician in Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall), and Alice Tully Hall under the batons of John Adams, Marin Alsop, Nicholas McGegan, Leonard Slatkin, Emmanuel Villaume and Jaap van Zweden, among numerous other renowned conductors.
Treasuring every moment of art in her life by furthering her education, June completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance at The Juilliard School with professors Stephen Clapp, David Chan, and Li Lin.  Soon after, June joined The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada, and completed her Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Victor Danchenko, whom she cherishes as the father of her musical career.  June was pursuing Orchestral Performance degree with Glenn Dicterow, the former concertmaster, and Lisa Kim, the current Associate Principal second violinist of New York Philharmonic Orchestra, when she joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the 2021-2022 season. In her spare time, June largely enjoys acting, another compelling passion of hers, and singing.