Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Minhae Lee earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. She also attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Manhattan School of Music, where she was awarded a full scholarship to study with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. At Michigan State University, Lee earned the following degrees:

  • Master of Music in piano pedagogy
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance
  • and Doctor of Musical Arts in collaborative piano.

While completing her degrees, Lee worked as an adjunct faculty member of piano at Alma College, Michigan State University's College of Music and its Community Music School in East Lansing and Detroit, and as an instructor at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Equally at home as both a solo and collaborative pianist, she has held a staff position as collaborative pianist at:

  • the Jeju International Brass Competition
  • the Manhattan School of Music
  • the Manhattan in the Mountains Summer Festival
  • Michigan State University
  • Central Michigan State University
  • and the Aspen Music Festival and School as a full scholarship pianist.

Prior to joining SFA's School of Music in 2021, Lee played for numerous master classes and recitals at Yale School of Music in 2020, during which time she was named as the only Collaborative Piano Fellow and worked closely with renowned musicians and pedagogues such as:

  • Ani Kavafian
  • Shoko Aki
  • Ettore Causa
  • Paul Watkins
  • Ransom Wilson
  • Stephen Taylor
  • and David Shifrin.

As an active chamber musician and strong supporter of new music, Lee has premiered numerous works for piano and varied chamber music ensembles. She was a prize winner in the Barbara Wagner Chamber Music Competition at Michigan State University as a member of the Lumi Trio (clarinet, violin and piano).

Lee has been a winner at the:

  • North Shore Musicians Club Competition in Chicago
  • Honors Concerto Competition at Michigan State University
  • NTD International Piano Competition
  • Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition
  • TBC Daegu Broadcasting Competition
  • and the Daejin University Piano Competition.

Related documents

  • CV

    File: application/pdf, 165 KB

    Type: CV