A native of Seoul, Korea, Chag-Hee Lee began studying the violin in Korea at the age of seven and continued her studies at Ye-Won School and Seoul Arts High School. After completing her degree at the Korean National University of Arts of Music, she attended Indiana University and received Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland.
She has appeared as soloist with Mission College Symphony and Maryland Sinfonietta, Ureuk Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University and Seoul Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, she was a winner of the special presentation winners series by Artists International, which sponsored her New York Debut recital at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and The New York Public Library Concert Series, which sponsored her recital at Donnell Library Center. In a review fromThe New York Concert Review about her New York debut recital, her playing was described as “Her tone is focused and pure on all strings and in every register. Her facility and intonation are excellent and her technique is secure and disciplined”.
Ms. Lee has also participated in the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland and Aspen, Bodowin, Banff and Flaine Music Festivals. She has also served as a substitute player with The Baltimore Symphony. Her primary teachers have included Nam Yoon Kim, Sung-Ju Lee, and Ik-Hwan Bae, and Jonathan Carney, and Dr. Gerald Fischbach.
Currently, Ms. Lee is an active member of Symphony Silicon Valley and a concertmaster of Mission College Symphony. As an educator, Ms. Lee is an adjunct faculty member of Mission College in Santa Clara. She resides in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, soft engineer Seong-Wook Joo, and their son Joshua.