Julia Hwakyu Lee
Julia Hwakyu Lee, pianist, has performed solo and chamber music in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Portland, Toronto and cities in Korea including Seoul. Dr. Lee is on the faculties of the University of Portland and Portland State University. Previously, she served on faculty at Southern Utah University and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr.Lee’s many prizes and awards include the Chamber winner in Niagara International Music Competition in Canada, Gold Medal in Hankuk Ilbo Competition in Korea, Beethoven competition in Wisconsin- Madison, and fellowship recipient in Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Michigan. Julia Lee has been a soloist with University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Portland’s Columbia Symphony, and recently with UP Community Orchestra. She presented lecture recitals at the College Music Society national conference and regional conference. As an active adjudicator, she adjudicated NW Chopin competition and Simon-Fiset competition in Seattle, WA., including festivals in Portland and Salem, OR. She has participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Claude Frank, Paul Badura-Skoda, Gary Graffman, Rusell Sherman and John O’Conor.
Her students succeeded in many competitions including 1st place in Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)’s state competition in 2010, 2nd place in MTNA’s National competition in 2009, 1st place in Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA)’s Solo & Ensemble competition in 2008, 2009, Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2004, and numerous students won soloist competitions and performed with the orchestras in Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington and Oregon. Dr. Lee received her Doctor in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin, Master in Music from Korean National University of Arts, and Bachelor in Music from Yonsei University, Seoul.