Yesong Sophie Lee

12, USA

Winner of the 2015 MTNA National Junior Strings Competition, Yesong Sophie Lee was the youngest competitor in the 2014 Menuhin International Violin Competition. After making her solo debut with the Seattle Symphony when she was 8, she has gone on to perform with many orchestras. She will play with Seattle Symphony in 2016. An enthusiastic orchestral and chamber musician, Sophie has been concertmaster in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, and loves participating in a string quartet. She has played for Augustin Hadelich, Paul Kantor and Brian Lewis and is a student of Simon James and piano collaborator Hiro David in Seattle.

“I am so looking forward to the Menuhin Competition in 2016! It is an honour to play in this competition since the environment there is so pleasant, and the judges this year are really amazing musicians that I’d like to meet. This competition, to me, means hard work, more perseverance, and polishing and refining the pieces that I will be performing. Again, I am really excited to go to this competition and I hope to see you all there!” (Yesong Sophie Lee)