Korean-born American pianist Dr. Yuna Lee received an Honor’s
Scholarship at the Mok-Won University and her piano performance
Bachelor degree from the Mok Won University in Korea. Later on, Lee
came to the United States and attended the Georgia State University Master
Program in piano performance where she was on a full-scholarship and a
teaching assistant. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano
performance and received the Travel Grant award from the University of
Colorado at Boulder.
As a result of winning a competition, she participated in the Honor’s
recital and was one of many excellent accompanists for the Georgia State
University students at the NATS competitions. Dr. Lee was invited to
compete in a number of international competitions such as the Virginia
Waring International Piano Competition (formerly the Joanna Hodges
International Piano Competition) in California. She has attended the Aspen
Music Festival on MAA scholarship for two years and studied with Gabriel
Chodos who is a professor and chair of the piano department of the New
England Conservatory. She also attended the Brevard Music Festival,
International Keyboard Institute & Festival, and Conservatory of Music in
the Mountains Music Festival on full scholarship. She has performed solos,
given lectures, piano ensembles, and chamber recitals in Aspen, Atlanta,
Athens (GA), New York, Colorado, Boston, Philippines, and South-Korea.
She played in master classes with Oril Shaham, Bruce Murray, Nancy
Rolan, Pavlina Dokovska, Eduard Zilberkant, Abbey Simon, and several
others. Her teachers include Jeong Hee Song, Hye-Du Jeon, Dr. Geoffrey
Haydon, Dr. Evgeny Rivkin and Dr. David Korevaar.
She has taught the Applied Music Course at the University of
Colorado, Geogia State University, Mok Won University, Joong Bu
University, Pai Chai University, and Cheong Ju University.
In 2011, she became a permanent resident of U.S. as an exceptional
pianist, so her family moved to Boston. Lee is now a U.S. citizen as of 2016
and is an active soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician. She is a
member of New England Piano Teachers’ Association, Music Teachers
National Association, and the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association as