Viola / Lee Chi-Jui

Chi-Jui (Ray) Lee completed his DMA degree in Michigan State University, where he studied with Prof. Yuri Gandelsman. Before coming to the United States, he studied in the Taipei National University of the Arts. He then completed his Master of Music at Mannes College, the New School for Music, with Hsin-Yun Huang and Daniel Panner. He also received a Professional Study diploma in Orchestral Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music under instruction of Karen Dreyfus.

His competition awards include First Prize in the National Chamber Competition, Prizewinner of National Viola Competition, and Prizewinner of Guandu Solo Competition in TNUA. He also won the Fuch Chamber Competition at the Manhattan Music School.

Outside of competitions, in 2009 he was selected as fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific Music Festival, other festival experience includes Great Mountain Music Festival. He is also an Er-Hu player, and has performed around New York area and taught at the Chinese Culture Arts Institute of Harrisburg.