Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert Featuring Kyung Sun Lee

Internationally acclaimed soloist, Kyun Sun Lee, holding a violin.
Internationally acclaimed soloist, Kyung Sun Lee

February 28, 2024
Gonzaga University News Service

Internationally acclaimed soloist Kyung Sun Lee will be welcomed to the stage for Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert. GSO Conductor Kevin Hekmatpanah is thrilled to welcome this esteemed violinist to the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 4, for the annual spring concert.

The performance will begin with the orchestra performing Rossini’s Overture to La Gazza, followed by Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi and succeeded by Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Marche Slav. The concert will conclude with Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. featuring the renowned Lee.

Lee’s phenomenal musical abilities have been widely praised for their unique qualities. Strad Magazine described it as possessing "exceptional tonal suavity and expressive intensity in equal measure," while the Miami Herald praised Lee for "penetrating clarity, a strong sense of style, and a technical supremacy that conquered all difficulties with unruffled ease." Her work has generated countless accolades, from earning a bronze medal in the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Competition to winning the Audience Favorite and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work prizes at the Montreal International Competition.

In addition to being in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Lee is an accomplished teacher and clinician. After becoming assistant professor of violin at Oberlin Conservatory in fall 2001, she then became an associate professor at the University of Houston in fall 2006 and later a professor at Seoul National University in 2009. She is currently a professor of music in violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.


When: Kyung Sun Lee’s showcase with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra is Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, 211 E. Desmet on the Gonzaga University campus.

Tickets: General admission tickets are $18, $15 for seniors, military, and non-GU students, and free to GU faculty, students, and staff with ID. Tickets are available by calling 509-313-2787 or by visiting the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center box office. For more information about this or other Gonzaga Music Department concerts, please call 509-313-6733 or visit the orchestra’s website at gonzaga.edu/gso.

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