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An outstanding violinist with virtuosic brilliance, Gregory Lee is currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. His success in competitions include the Special Jury Commendation Award of Michael Hill International Violin Competition and winner of the Geelong Advertiser Instrumental competition. During his time in Los Angeles, he was a regular member of the Pacific Symphony and Long Beach Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he also worked with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, California Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has also recorded for many Hollywood motion pictures scores at 20th Century Fox, Sony/MGM, Warner Bros, Paramount and Capital Records. From 2004 to 2007, he taught at Tunghai University in Taiwan, where he cultivated a number of talented young students, one of whom recently was accepted into the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to frequent solo and chamber music performances, he judged numerous national competitions. Lee's concerto performances include the Bach "Double" Violin Concerto with violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Concertos by Dvorak, Paganini, Wieniawski, Beethoven Triple, Tchaikovsky and Bruch with various orchestras. He has also appeared on ABC's "Sunday Live" live radio broadcast in Brisbane. The Sydney-born violinist started his music study at Queensland Conservatorium of Music at the age of 11. He was later accepted to study with the renowned pedagogue, Dorothy DeLay in New York at the age of seventeen. Upon graduating from The Juilliard School, he received a fellowship to the University of Michigan, where he completed his Masters and Doctorate studies in Violin Performance with Paul Kantor. Previous teachers include Kerry Smith, Carmel Kaine and Naoko Tanaka.
Dr. Lee regularly performs with the Oklahoma Chamber Players, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, and the Holmberg String Quartet. Lee has also been featured as a soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He has given recitals/masterclasses at the University of Iowa, Arizona State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University, University of Texas in Arlington, Renmin University in Beijing, Shanghai Conservatory and many campuses/concert halls around Taiwan.
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