Dr. Yuna Lee is a Korean-American pianist who studied piano on an Honor’s Scholarship at Mok-Won University. Lee then furthered her career at Georgia State University, where she attained a masters degree on full scholarship, while simultaneously working as a teaching assistant. Yuna Lee then went on to earn her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she received a Travel Grant award. Yuna Lee’s instructors include Jeong Hee Song, Hye-Du Jeon, Dr. Geoffrey Haydon, Dr. Evgeny Rivkin, and Dr. David Korevaar.
While at Georgia State, Lee won the Honor’s Recital competition and served as a feature performer. She also served as an accompanist for Georgia State University students and for students in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.
In addition to her activities in Georgia and Korea, Dr. Yuna Lee has participated in international competitions, such as the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition in California. Lee also attended the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, where she participated on a scholarship for two years, studying with Gabriel Chodos, well-known instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music. Other festivals Lee performed in were the Brevard Music Festival, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, and the Conservatory of Music in the Mountains Music Festival, where she received a full scholarship.
Lee has also performed in master classes given by famous musicians Orli Shaham, Bruce Murray, Nancy Rolan, Pavlina Dokovskace, Eduard Zilberkant, Abbey Simon, among others.
In 2011, Dr. Lee became a permanent resident of the United States and since 2016 has been a U.S. citizen. Lee is an active soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician in greater Boston where she is a member of the New England Piano Teachers’ Association, Music Teachers National Association, and the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association.