Brian Lee, Violin teacher
Master of Arts Music, Violin Performance
Montclair State University
Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance
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. His other major teachers include Kurt Nikkanen, Jean Dane, and Jonathan Strasser.
In addition to his primary violin studies, Brian has studied orchestral performance with Juliana Athayde and viola with George Taylor. His past chamber music coaches include Steven Doane, Alan Harris, Ed Gazouleas, Sylvie Beaudette, and current and former members of the Shanghai Quartet, Ying Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, and 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 Chamber Orchestra of New York, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Montclair Orchestra. He has performed under the baton of many renowned conductors including Leonard Slatkin, JoAnn Falletta, and Osmo Vänskä.