Cellist Christine Lee currently performs and teaches in Columbus, Ohio. The daughter of a musician, Christine was steeped in music from the very beginning of her life. She began her formal musical studies with the piano at the age of 6, but fell in love with the cello several years later, taking lessons from Mary Davis Fetherstone.
Her summer studies have included The ENCORE MusicFestival, Great Mountains International Music Camp, and Heifetz International Music Festival, National Orchestra Institute and Asian Youth Orchestra. Christine has performed across the Asia such as Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, China, and Korea. Ms. Lee has competed in many competitions and won recognitions such as: Southeastern Ohio Symphony Concerto Competition, Wright State University Solo Competition, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Sejong Cultural Society Competition, Baltimore Music Club, and American String Teachers Association Solo Competition (ASTA).
She has played in masterclasses with distinguished musicians such as: Paul Katz, Antonio Lysy, The Claremont Trio, Brentano String Quartet, Cecylia Barczyk, Nicholas Tzavaras, Emmanuel Strosser, Gary Hoffman, Brinton Averil Smith, and Richard Aaron. She also has participated in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory’s Exchange Program, studying for a semester in Singapore with Qin Li Wei.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she was a student of Alison Wells. She received her Master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music, under the guidance of renowned pedagogue David Ying. Currently, Christine performs and teaches in her hometown, Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Lee performs on a 1936 Maurice Rougier cello made in France on loan from the Carlsen Cello Foundation.