Past SVF Faculty


Sung-Ju Lee

Lee Sung-Ju is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian, Margaret Pardee and Dorothy DeLay, and won the Fritz Kreisler Fellowship upon graduation. Her other teachers include Felix Galimir, Josef Gingold, Lee Eun Dong and Kim Yong Yun. Her list of prizes includes Wieniawski, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth International Competitions. In 1994, Lee Sung-Ju was appointed as a professor at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, Korea. After returning to Korea, not only she continues to perform actively in her native country, she was frequently invited to Asia and Eastern Europe as guest artist.

Some of her highlight performances include guest solo appearances with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra(Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor), the Hungarian State Symphony, the Berliner Symphoniker, and the Busan Philharmonic, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Suwon Philharmonic, and many others. In 2007, she was invited to play chamber music with Martha Argerich. Some of her concerts abroad include a recital in Shanghai Concert Hall in China, a solo with the Moravian Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Almati Academic State Symphony and the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1997, Professor Lee has founded a young string ensemble, Joy of Strings, which now has become the “Rising stars of Korea” and actively performing in Korea and abroad.