VC RISING STAR | Yesong Sophie Lee, 13 – 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

13 year old Yesong Sophie Lee is quickly building an international following as an emerging young violin virtuoso of outstanding potential

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13 year old violinist, Yesong Sophie Lee from the United States is quickly building an international following as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential.

A student of Simon James, Hiro David and Jan Coleman in Seattle, Sophie is a former 1st prize winner at the 2015 American MTNA National Junior Strings Competition – and was awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition, in London – aged just 12.

Sophie’s recent solo engagements include performances with the London Philharmonia, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra – and she was just this week invited to perform Bach’s Double Concerto in D Minor with superstar violinist Joshua Bell, conductor Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

YESONG SOPHIE LEE & HIRO DAVID | WIENIAWSKI | FANTASIE BRILLANTE ON THEMES FROM FAUST | 2017 | 13 YEARS OLD 

 

YESONG SOPHIE LEE | VIVALDI | L’ESTATE FROM ‘LE QUATTRO STAGIONI’ | YEHUDI MENUHIN ORCHESTRA | 2016 MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

YESONG SOPHIE LEE & TADASHI IMAI | GRIEG | SONATA NO. 1 | 1ST MVT | 2016 MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

YESONG SOPHIE LEE | WIENIAWSKI | ETUDE-CAPRICE OP. 18, NO. 3 | 2016 MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION 

 

YESONG SOPHIE LEE & TADASHI IMAI | BEETHOVEN | SONATA NO. 8 | 1ST MVT | 2016 MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

YESONG SOPHIE LEE & TADASHI IMAI | WAXMAN | CARMEN FANTASY | 2016 MENUHIN INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

YESONG SOPHIE LEE & HIRO DAVID | WIENIAWSKI | POLONAISE BRILLANTE NO. 1 IN D MAJOR | 2015 | 11 YEARS OLD
Name: Yesong Sophie Lee 
Violin: Camillius Camilli of Mantua
Bow: Charles Peccatte
Strings: Thomastik Dominant A D G, Kagan & Gaines Westminster E
Accessories: Magic Shoulder Pad, Gustave Bernardel Rosin
Teacher: Simon James, Hiro David
School: Heatherwood Middle School

 

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