Jeffrey Lee (age 14: student of Simon James)
Jeffrey Lee will perform Rondo in B flat major by W.A. Mozart with the Overlake School String Chamber Orchestra
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm
Location: Fulton Performing Arts Center at the Overlake School
(20301 NE 108th St. Redmond, 98053)
Brief Bio of Jeffrey Lee
Jeffrey Lee, age 14, is an 8th grader at the Overlake School in Redmond, Washington. He started studying violin with Julie Greene when he was 6 ½ years old. Later he studied violin with the late Kent Coleman from 2003 to 2007. Currently he studies violin with Simon James of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and piano collaborator Hiro David. His mother taught him playing the piano when he was 5 years old for 5 years. Jeffrey received an honorable mention in the 2008 Music Teachers National Association Junior String Competition. He was awarded a “1+ Superior” rating at the Lake Washington School District Junior High Solo/Ensemble Festival in 2008. Jeffrey received Seals of Recognitions Awards from the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival every year. He received an honorable mention in the 2007 Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras/Classical Orchestra Concerto Competition. Jeffrey also received several awards from the Seattle Music Teachers Association’s Simon–Fiset String Competition: first place in the 2004 primary division, honorable mention in 2005, and second place in 2006 in the elementary division. Jeffrey has been invited to perform for the Seattle Rotary Club in 2008, benefit concerts for the Overlake School, and as a violin soloist for the Overlake School String Chamber Orchestra every year since 2006. He has performed in a master class given by Brian Lewis of the University of Texas. Currently, Jeffrey is a first violinist in the Overlake School String Chamber Orchestra and the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra. He served as assistant concertmaster in the 2009 WMEA Junior All-State Orchestra.
In addition to violin, Jeffrey is interested in math, science, and computer programming. He has won several titles in the Washington State Science and Engineering Fairs and math competitions as well. Jeffrey has also received the Asian Pacific American Science, Engineering, and Technology Scholarship Award presented by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA in 2006 and 2008. With his passion for the computer, Jeffrey has volunteered to be the webmaster for the Coleman Violin Studio since 2007. Jeffrey is a member of the Overlake School math team. He enjoys traveling with family, snorkeling, playing tennis, swimming, playing computer games, and designing his own computer games.