Yegee Lee, M.Mus, B.Mus

About Yegee

Yegee has completed a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, England under the tutelage of David Takeno and Levon Chilingirian.  

She had her solo debut at the age of 13 winning the Calgary Concerto Competition and performed the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. A year later, she won the Canadian Music Competition and she performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Toronto Orchestra at the Gala concert. She played the Bach Double with the Calgary Philharmonic Baroque Orchestra, the Glazunov Concerto with the North London Sinfonia Orchestra in London, England and Carmen Fantasy with the Daegu Provincial Orchestra at the Daegu Opera House in South Korea.

As an avid chamber musician, Yegee has performed the Rebecca Clarke Trio at the Hadstock Music Festival in Cambridge, UK. She was chosen to represent the Guildhall School of Music & Drama at the Central Conservatory of Music and the National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing where she lead the Clara Schumann Trio and the Robert Schumann Piano Quintet. During her years studying in London, England, she performed in major venues such as the Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Yegee has received many masterclasses from renowned musicians such as Sherban Lupu, Belcea Quartet, and Pekka Kuusisto. She received lessons from Sergiu Schwartz at the Bowdin International Music Festival, from Andras Keller at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, from Mayumi Seiler at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, and from Levon Chilingirian at the Lake District Summer Music International Summer Music Academy where she was chosen to perform at the LDSM Academy Artists’ concert.

Yegee regularly performs with orchestras around the GTA including Toronto Concert Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic, Pax Chorale, Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts.

Philosophy Of Teaching

Learning an instrument is a great way to become a well rounded person and to develop valuable life skills such as concentration, multi-tasking, problem solving, and patience. 

Music is a universal language - an art form to express oneself without the use of words. It is vital to teach children early on the importance of human connection and interaction in our diverse world. Learning an instrument is a great way to become a well rounded person and to develop valuable life skills such as concentration, multi-tasking, problem solving, and patience.

As a violin teacher, my teaching methods are catered for each student. I educate with the combination of how I was taught, with what I have learned during my studies and my professional career, and my knowledge from teaching a multitude of people. With my musical knowledge, I like to make comparisons to relatable aspects in life the students are more familiar with. I like to help my students to obtain their potential by encouraging creativity, encompassing challenges, and discovering capabilities. I aim to cultivate individuals to celebrate successes big or small, to think outside the box and to be confident.

In all of my lessons, I enforce good technique and appreciation for music. I began my studies with the Suzuki method in Japan and recently, I was awarded a scholarship from Suzuki Association of Ontario for my Suzuki training. I use the Suzuki method to teach beginners with a challenging, yet fun, personal approach while testing auditory boundaries. I enforce the importance of effective practice from the beginning.

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