Instrument: Cello

2015 | Sang-Eun Lee, Cello

Performance Date: Nov. 18, 2015

Cellist Sang-Eun Lee won the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prize at the 2014 YCA Auditions in Seoul, Korea, and at 15, she won First Prize at the 2009 Johansen International Competition in Washington, D.C., Second Prize at the 2009 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Young Musician Prize of the Emanuel Feuermann Competition in Berlin.


2013 | Han Bin Yoon, Cello

Performance Date: Oct. 20, 2013
Cellist Han Bin Yoon

In May 2011, the cellist Han Bin Yoon was awarded First Prize in the USC Thornton School of Music’s Concerto Competition, and in December 2011, he won the school’s Inaugural Performance and Presentation Award. Following these awards, Han Bin performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Thornton Symphony, under the baton of James Conlon, and gave a series of recitals throughout Southern California in the early months of 2012.


2010 | Jonah Kim, Cello

Performance Date: Nov. 7, 2010

Korean cellist Jonah Kim was recognized at an early age as an extremely gifted musical prodigy. He studied briefly with the renowned Janos Starker, who later remarked, “Jonah is an exceptional talent. He is at the top of his generation.” He studied for six years at the Curtis Institute of Music and participated in master classes with many of today’s leading cellists.


2010 | Sang Eun Lee, Cello

Sang Eun Lee had to cancel her recital because she was selected to compete in the second round of the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann. KCS congratulates Sang Eun, and, though we regret she will not perform, we are pleased to announce that cellist Jonah Kim will perform instead.

Sang-Eun Lee, was born in 1993 in South Korea and is a student of Myung-Wha Chung and Hae-Eun Kim at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul. The winner of the Ewha-Kyunghyang Competition has already gained concert experience as a soloist with orchestral accompaniment. In May 2010 she performed the cello concerto by Robert Schumann with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.


2007 | Hee-Young Lim, Cello

Performance Date: Nov. 3, 2007

A winner of numerous competitions, Ms. Lim, a native of Korea, has won the Washington International Competition for Strings, the Barnett Foundation Competition, and the Sorantin International String Competition. She captured the grand prize at the IBLA International Competition in Italy, where she was given a Special Mention and recognized as a Most Distinguished Musician. She joined Astral Artists’ roster as the winner of its 2009 national auditions.


2002 | Patrick Jee, Cello

Performance Date: Sep. 21, 2002
Patrick Jee

Praised as “spectacular” (American Record Guide) and a “virtuosic tour-de-force” (New York Concert Review) cellist Patrick Jee has earned international acclaim for his bold musicality, rich sound, and passionate performances. Mr. Jee has made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall as well as special performances at the United Nations and on CNN, American Morning. He has performed at major music festivals including Aspen, Banff, Caramoor, Casals, and La Jolla.


1997 | Daniel Lee, Cello

Performance Date: Sep. 20, 1997
Daniel Lee, Cello

Korean-American cellist Daniel Lee continues to gain recognition as one of his generation’s most significant artists. A native of Seattle, Lee started playing the cello at the age of six, studying with Richard Aaron. At age 11, he began his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and became the youngest protégé of the legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. He has won critical acclaim as a soloist with orchestras from around the world including the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony, where he has served as Principal Cello since 2005.


1993 | Sung-Won Yang, Cello

Performance Date: Sep. 25, 1993
Sun-Won Yang

An exclusive Universal Music Korea Artist, Sung-Won Yang has appeared all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has given highly acclaimed solo recitals and performances in prestigious concert halls such as the Alice Tully Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, the Opera City Hall in Tokyo, the Symphony Hall in Osaka, and the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. He is currently Professor of Cello at Yonsei University School of Music in Seoul, as well as the Artistic director of LG Chamber music school.


1990 | Sangmin Park, Cello

Performance Date: Nov. 10, 1990
Sangmin Park

In May 1986, Sang min Park, at the age of 18, was selected as the youngest member of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s cello section. He is currently an associate Professor at the Korean National University of the Arts.


1986 | Helen Kim, Cello

Performance Date: Oct. 4, 1986

Helen Kim earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music and performed in venues included Carnegie Hall. Today she is a Certified Financial Counselor with over 20 years experience as a consultant in business development, career counseling and management for entrepreneurs, artists and professionals.