Hsiaopei Lee, violist, has appeared as recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestra musician, spanning three continents. She has presented solo recitals throughout the United States and Asia and collaborated in chamber music in such cities as New York, Paris, and Tai pei.
As a member of the Dayton Philharmonic, Taipei Philharmonic, and Aspen Chamber Orchestras, Dr. Lee has performed under such conductors as David Zinman, James Conlon, Robert Spano, David Robertson, Michael Stern, and Neal Gittleman. Her teaching experience in Taiwan inspired her to continue her education at Columbia University Teachers College in New York, where she received a Master’s degree.
Lee earned her doctor of musical arts at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Masao Kawasaki and Catharine Carroll. Dr. Lee was a member of the viola faculty of the Starling String Project; additionally, she coached many talented violists as the long time teaching assistant to the viola studio at the University of Cincinnati.
Affirming her pedagogical and performing expertise, the Aspen Music Festival awarded Dr. Lee a three-year fellowship to mentor the viola sections of the Aspen Sinfonia and Aspen Concert Orchestras. Dr. Lee has given master classes at West Virginia University, the Crane School of Music in Potsdam (N.Y.), and the Ohio State University. Forthcoming publications include her viola transcription of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata op. 30, no.1, and a collaborative project with Dr. Catharine Carroll on a book of orchestral repertoire for violists.