David Keunwon Lee

David Lee is a 17 year old junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began playing the cello since he was 11 under the tutelage of Daniel Thomas and later Dr. Caroline Kim. He is the principal cellist of his school’s symphony orchestra and a member of the Detroit Youth Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, he has been a member of the Michigan All State Symphony Orchestra in 2019, 2020, and 2021. He has also participated in Michigan’s Solo and Ensemble festivals, receiving state-wide recognition and was nominated as an Outstanding Performer in 2021. Besides cello, David enjoys playing the piano and has won several competitions and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall.

David Lee is a 17-year-old junior and has been playing piano for ten years under Hsiu-Hui Chen. He received the special plaque award for successfully passing the Early Bach, Sonatina, and Advanced Bach repertoires program audition sponsored by the American College of Music in 2015, 2016, and 2018 respectively. David was also a scholarship winner of the 2016 Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild Competition in the elementary age group. Moreover, he was a third place winner for the 2017 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition in the Junior Category and a second place winner in 2019. He has also won first place in both the 2018 International Music Competition Brussels “Grand Prize Virtuoso” and the 2020 International Music Competition Bonn “Grand Prize Virtuoso.” Recently, he received second place in the 2022 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. Besides piano, he plays the cello with his school orchestra and the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra.

You can find David’s 2022 Classical Music Competition cello performance here.

You can find David’s 2022 Classical Music Competition piano performance here.