Dr.Alexis Lee, a native of South Korea, came to the United States at age 11 and started playing the cello. She made her first stage performance three years later participating in The World Cello Congress III, performing as a member of Towson University Cello Ensemble at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall and in the 200 Massed Cello Ensemble which took its performance at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an active member of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and York Symphony Orchestra and later appeared as a soloist in year 2009 and 2013.
Dr.Lee has worked with Bonnie Hampton, Toby Appel and Nicholas Mann, intensively studying chamber repertoires at Juilliard. As a chamber musician and orchestral performer, her performances have taken her to venues throughout the US including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. While pursuing her doctorate degree at Boston University, she has collaborated with BU faculty concert series and given concerts for the Beethoven Research Center intensively studying Beethoven’s op.132 with violinist Peter Zazofsky and Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood.
With her Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Boston University with Rhonda Rider in 2016. Dr. Lee is a recipient of Stonzek Memorial Scholarship, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Scholarship, Edna.M.Rossum Scholarship, B&H Michtom Scholarship, Juilliard Alumni Scholarship, and Jerome.L. Greene Scholarship. She studied with Cecylia Barczyk, David Soyer, Julia Lichten and Marc Johnson.
Aside from her performance career, her inspiration comes from teaching young students and volunteering with nonprofit musical organizations. Dr. Lee has previously been on the cello and chamber faculty at Belmont University and adjudicated for the 2018 Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition and Alabama Orchestra Association.