Brian Lee, Violin teacher
Master of Arts Music, Violin Performance
Montclair State University
Bachelor of Music
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
A native New Yorker, violinist Brian Lee attended the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Mikhail Kopelman, and pursued graduate studies at Montclair State University, where his major teachers were Weigang Li and Lilit Gampel. He has also studied extensively with Kurt Nikkanen, Jean Dane, and Jonathan Strasser.
In addition to his primary violin studies, Brian has studied orchestral performance with Juliana Athayde, viola with George Taylor, and received lessons in Alexander Technique from Lori Schiff. A devoted chamber musician, he has received chamber music coaching from current and former members of the Shanghai Quartet, the Ying Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet, and the Borodin Quartet.
He has performed chamber music alongside members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and New York City Ballet Orchestra, and has played with orchestras such as the National Repertory Orchestra and the Montclair Orchestra. He has played under the baton of many renowned conductors including Leonard Slatkin, JoAnn Falletta, and Osmo Vänskä.
Brian performs on a 2010 violin by Stefan Valcuha, and a 2017 bow by Gilles Nehr.