“Ashley Lee, 9 years old, is a 3rd grader at Willow Springs Elementary School in Fairfax, VA. She has been taking piano lessons with Dr. Mihyang Joo since the fall of 2020. She learned a great sense of music during the past years. She is always excited to learn new pieces with Dr. Joo. In 2021, she won second round winner from 2021 NVMTA Sonata Festival which was her first compete festival, 3rd prize winner from 2021 Piano League Piano Star International Competition, 1st place at YMIC 2021 Metropolitan Music Festival, 2nd round winner from 2022 NVMTA Bach Baroque Festival, Honorable Mention from 2022 VMTA District Auditions, Honorable Mention from 2022 AAMS International Competition and 2nd round winner and honor recital winner from 2022 NVMTA Sonata Festival. She has been selected to perform at Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York as a 2nd place winner of the 2021 Elite International Music Competition. Ashley also received the 1st place trophy from Technique test Award from Dr. Joo’s Piano Studio. Ashley’s favorite subjects are science and art. She enjoys observing natures around her. She loves music especially music from studio Ghibli. In her spare time, she likes to read books about cats, swim, draw; play with her gray tabby cat named Tiger, watch Japanese anime and of course, play the piano and violin.