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Mi-Joo Lee

About this Artist

Mi-Joo Lee started her career after winning prizes at the Brussels “Queen Elisabeth”, the “Viotti” (first prize) and the Tokyo International Competitions within a period of a year and half.

Since then she has played with growing success concerts in various European countries (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Ukraine), Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, and the United States, as well as regularly in her home country Korea.

Special events were concerts with orchestra in Berlin (frequently in the Philharmonic Hall and the Konzerthaus), Brussels, Liège, Oostende, Boston, Ljubljana, Cracow, Seoul, Pusan, Tokyo, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Nürnberg, Mannheim, Jena, Darmstadt;Chorin Festival, as well as piano recitals in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Paris, Orléans, Brussels, Milano, Torino, Genova, Bologna, Salzburg, Boston, at the Yokohama-Festival, Seoul and many other cities in Korea, Munich, Bonn (Beethovenhaus), Dresden, Zwickau (Schumannhaus), and in many other German cities.

Her CDs with works by Schumann and Saint-Saëns have been highly appreciated internationally.

Besides her activities as a soloist, Mi-Joo Lee also has  played chamber music (violin/piano, piano-trio, piano-quartet), increasingly in a piano-duo team with Klaus Hellwig (one piano-four hands and two pianos). She has recorded for many radio stations in Germany, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, and Korea.

Already as a child, Mi-Joo Lee was awarded many prizes and appeared in concert and on television. A German state scholarship allowed her to study in Essen, Berlin; studies in Boston and Salzburg and courses with Guido Agosti and György Sebök completed her education. She graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts with a diploma and the concert examination, and the International Foundation Mozarteum awarded her with the Lilli-Lehmann-medal for outstanding artistic merit.

Mi-Joo Lee is professor for piano at the Berlin University of the Arts and has held master classes in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and Korea. She has been on the juries of international competitions – Munich ARD-Competition, Busoni-Competition, Geneva, “Viotti” (solo and chamber-music) repeatedly, San Marino, Pinerolo, Massarosa, Taranto, and “Piano music of the 20th century” in Orléans, France, “André Dumortier”/Belgium.

She increasingly is in demand as artistic adviser for festivals and pedagogical projects in Korea,  such as Gimhae international Festival, Jirisan international Music Festival.

She is distinguished professor at Inje University in Korea.