Pauline is a National Finalist on Junior Performance in the 2020 MTNA Competition. She is the winner of Cherokee Symphony Young Artist Competition 2020 and is Spotlight Winner for Nebraskans for the Arts in 2020. She also won the Junior Strings Division of 2017 Orchestra Omaha Young Artists Competition. She attended the Heifetz Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) in the summer of 2019 and 2018 and was featured by the Violin Channel.com (“Manic Monday : Pauline Lee – The 10 years old Hula Hooping Violinist”), TwoSet Violin’s youtube channel (“Playing Violin while Hula Hooping”) and Heifetz Video of the Week (“The hula-Hooper Heard ‘Round The World”) with her performance at the Heifetz PEG 2018.
Pauline was invited on “Heifetz On Tour ” in Washington DC as the youngest Heifetz Touring Artists in history. She performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor 3rd mov’t and The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846 by J.S. Bach on “Heifetz on Tour in Celebration of Asian Heritage Month” in Baltimore MD at May 2 2019, on “Heifetz on Tour at Evermay Concert Series” on May 3 2019 and on “Heifetz Gala Benefit Concert” at American University on May 5 2019.
Pauline is 14 years old and began studying violin at age 7 with Ruth Meints, Executive Director of the Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM). She has been awarded the Dr. David Jasper Scholarship from OCM for 2016-2021, has performed for 2017 – 2019 as Nebraska Rising Stars at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has attended several music festivals and programs, including the Gingold Chamber Music Programs, Heifetz Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, Texas Strings Violin Bootcamp and OCMI. Pauline has performed in masterclasses with Dr. Pasha Sabouri, Jinjoo Cho, Vadim Gluzman, William Hagen, Andres Cardenes, and Gary Levinson.
You can find Pauline’s 2021 Romantic Music Competition Violin performance here.