DMA University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
MM Yonsei University (Korea)
BM Yonsei University (Korea)
Eunjin Lee, BM and MM in Piano Performance from Yonsei University in Korea, received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Her teachers include William Heiles, Dennis Helmrich (accompanying), Reid Alexander (piano pedagogy), members of the Pacifica Quartet (chamber music) and Cynthia Haymon (vocal music). She also participated in piano and chamber music master classes in the United States, France and Korea, studying with Claude Frank, Earl Wild, Oxana Yablonskaya, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Jean Fronxois Hesser, Gabriel Tacchino.
Active as a soloist and chamber musician, Eunjin Lee performed at the Krannert Center in Champaign; Western Illinois University; in Nice Conservatoire, France; and at major concerts halls in Korea including Kumho Art Hall and Sejong Center. She was featured as a soloist with the University of Illinois Symphony and the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble. She was the winner of the University of Illinois School of Music Concerto Competition and a finalist of the Hugo Kauder Society International Music Competition. She also won awards at the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition and the Young Artists Piano Competition hosted by the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Association.
As a passionate educator and advocate of new music, Dr. Lee gave a presentation on Ligeti’s piano etudes at the Yale Graduate Music Symposium and the Illinois Music Teachers Association’s annual conference in 2008. She has recently done research on piano instruction for adults and group piano as a post-doctoral student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She has taught at the Canaan Music School in Glenview as coordinator of piano program and has maintained a private piano studio since 2006.