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Earl
Lee

Conductor

Earl Lee (South-Korea/Canada) is Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and former Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Earl Lee has degrees in cello from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. He began his conducting studies in 2010 with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and received his Master’s in 2013 from the Manhattan School of Music with George Manahan. He pursued postgraduate studies in conducting at the New England Conservatory with Hugh Wolff.

As the recipient in 2013 of a Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship, he was invited by Kurt Masur to study the music and life of Mendelssohn in Leipzig. Lee was also awarded the Ansbacher Fellowship, which allowed him to spend six weeks at the Salzburg Festival.

Highlights of his 2019-20 season include concerts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, return engagements with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and debut performances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a cellist, Earl toured with Gary Burton and Chick Corea as a guest member of the Harlem String Quartet in 2012. He is currently a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.

Earl Lee (South-Korea/Canada) is Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and former Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Earl Lee has degrees in cello from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. He began his conducting studies in 2010 with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and received his Master’s in 2013 from the Manhattan School of Music with George Manahan. He pursued postgraduate studies in conducting at the New England Conservatory with Hugh Wolff.

As the recipient in 2013 of a Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship, he was invited by Kurt Masur to study the music and life of Mendelssohn in Leipzig. Lee was also awarded the Ansbacher Fellowship, which allowed him to spend six weeks at the Salzburg Festival.

Highlights of his 2019-20 season include concerts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, return engagements with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and debut performances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a cellist, Earl toured with Gary Burton and Chick Corea as a guest member of the Harlem String Quartet in 2012. He is currently a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.