Jackie Lee, Artistic Director, viola
Jackie Lee, is a recipient of top prize awards in the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, the Ekstrand Competition and the National Viola Competition of Taiwan. As an active chamber musician, Mr. Lee was a member of the Satori Quartet, the recipient of the Fellowship of Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar. Mentored by the world-renowned Takacs Quartet, Satori Quartet was appointed Young Artist Quartet-in-Residence at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival. The quartet was also invited to perform at the Aspen Music Festival and Bravo Music Festival and to conduct a series of outreach programs to more than a dozen of schools and over 2,500 students throughout the Colorado area.
Recognized by the Music Teachers National Association as an outstanding teacher for coaching the Kammer Trio, the silver prize winner in MTNA National Chamber Music Competition, Mr. Lee’s students have gone on to be accepted into major college conservatories across the country, including the Juilliard School, the Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory of
Music, Colburn Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, University of Michigan and the UMKC Conservatory. His chamber music students have often been prize winners in major national and international competitions as well as recipients of the fellowships of major music festivals, including the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition, and the fellowships of Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA) to name a few.
Mr. Lee is currently serving as the Artistic Director and a faculty member at the Heartland Chamber Music. Previous teaching activities of Mr. Lee include the youth string programs of the Aspen Music Festival, the Bravo Music Festival, and Kneisel Hall Music Festival. Mr. Lee received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Audio Recording Engineering at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in viola performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.