Korean-born pianist Narae Lee began to play the piano at the age of seven and made her official debut at the Rising Young Stars Concert a year later.
She has won numerous top prizes and participated in competitions, festivals both nationally and internationally, including Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition, Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists Competition, the World Piano Competition, Art of the Piano, New Paltz Piano Summer, Eastern Music Festival as an assistant of Piano and Collaborative Piano faculties, Jacob Flier Piano Competition, the Samick-Seiler Piano Competition, the Seoul Philharmonic Competition, the Mayor of Seoul City Prize at the University of Seoul Music Competition, and the Grand Prix Round Prize, 21Century Artist Special Prize at the Osaka International Piano Competition in Japan.
As a winner of the Seoul Philharmonic Concerto Competition, Ms. Lee made her orchestral debut with Seoul Philharmonic the 18th Annual Concert at the National Theater of Korea in 2009. Also, she has performed with CCM Philharmonia Orchestra and CCM Concert Orchestra as a winner of CCM Piano Concerto Competition (Left Hand Piano Concerto by M. Ravel). As a soloist, she has appeared at the New Artists Series Recital, the Samick-Seiler New Artists Concert at Youngsan Art Hall, the Korea Mozart New Year’s Eve concert at Mozart Hall, Music Education Newspaper Competition Winners Concert. She has performed international master classes given by, Kevin Kenner, Maxim Mogilevsky, Jerome Rose, Victor Rosenbaum, Daniel Röhm, Barry Snyder, Marc Silverman, Alexander Toradze, and Blanca Uribe.
Ms. Lee studied at Sunhwa Arts High School with Jeeyoung Shin and Yonsei University with Misha Kim in South Korea. Currently, as a recipient of Honors Scholarship and William Black Award, she studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Awadagin Pratt.