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Chamber Music Reading Party (for prospective students)

Friday, September 22, 2023 - 3:00pm
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This reading party, hosted by faculty artist Christine Lee, is an opportunity for prospective students to read together and get acquainted before enrolling in chamber music classes at the School of Music. 


Cellist Christine Lee

A Paris Fulbright Fellow recipient, cellist Christine Lee has been noted by the New York Times as a “clear delight.” Currently splitting her time between Seattle and San Francisco, Christine pursues a wide range of creative, musical projects; while her passion is in chamber music, she also devotes her time towards teaching, social media management, and solo engagements. Most recently, Christine joined the Camellia Symphony and Christian Baldini in opening their 59th Season with a performance of the Schumann Concerto, and as part of her engagement with the symphony, had the great joy of meeting and teaching a masterclass for the local cello students in Sacramento. During her most recent studies in the Chamber Music Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she performed alongside exciting artists such as Gil Kalisch, Ian Swensen, Tessa Lark, Jennifer Culp, David McCarroll, and Dimitri Murrath. In addition to a full-time performing schedule, Christine’s interest in utilizing social media in the classical music realm has lead her to a role as social media manager of the Seattle-based chamber music series, Emerald City Music, where she is part of the marketing team.

Christine is the cellist of L’arc Trio, a piano trio based in San Francisco who most recently won a grant by IntermusicSF to commission a brand-new work titled “Ominous Machine” by the inspiring, trailblazing composer Vivian Fung. L’arc Trio was first prize winner of the Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award and have participated in Music for Food concerts in San Francisco. Christine’s interest in collaborative music also extends to her co-founding Ensemble Blank, an ensemble focused on premiering new music and whose concerts are innovatively designed in art museums in Seoul, South Korea.

After spending a summer playing chamber music at the Fontainebleau Music Festival in France, Christine was deeply inspired to pursue studies in Paris; in 2017, Christine was selected as one of two Fulbright Fellows to study in Paris and studied with renowned cellist Michel Strauss. During her studies in Paris, she made her solo debut at the Reid Hall and had the great privilege of performing for over 600 Fulbright Scholars and Nobel Laureates for the Fulbright Seminar in Berlin.