Yura Lee Named New Principal Violist of the LA Chamber Orchestra

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Quickly to affix the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), Yura Lee is a well known soloist and chamber musician on the violin in addition to the viola, and has performed each devices to a excessive degree all through her profession.

Lee first discovered success on the age of twelve, when she received the Debut Artist of the 12 months prize at NPR‘s Efficiency Right this moment awards. Since then she has additionally obtained a sought-after Avery Fisher Profession Grant, in addition to successful a number of worldwide competitions.

Lee has appeared as a soloist with lots of the prime orchestras in america, together with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Alongside her solo work, she finds loads of time for chamber music, and is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Heart in addition to the Boston Chamber Music Society.

Lee can be an impressive pedagogue, and at the moment holds an Affiliate Professorship of Follow within the USC Thornton College of Music‘s Strings Division.

“The depth, breadth, versatility and sensitivity of Yura Lee’s artistry, the purity of her tone, her collaborative spirit, and distinctive management will contribute tremendously to the Orchestra’s distinctive sound and character,” mentioned the LACO’s Music Director Jaime Martín. “LACO’s artists are celebrated for his or her musical virtuosity and individuality, qualities Yura notably embodies as properly.”

“With the appointment of Yura Lee, Jaime Martín continues to construct upon LACO’s popularity for attracting to its ranks preeminent world-class musicians who collaboratively form its energy, precision and charisma,” mentioned the orchestra’s Govt Director Ben Cadwallader.