Scott Lee


Scott Lee has established himself as one of the most exciting and unique violists.  His exceptional musicality and virtuositic playing distinguish him as one of this generation's quintessential artists. New York Times described his playing as “flawless technical resources combines them with an assured sense of musicianship, a remarkable and auspicious talent.”  Also, hailed as “the superstar of his generation” by the String Magazine.

Winner of the 1996 Concert Artists Guild Competition, he became the youngest winner in the Competition’s 50 year history. Lee has been a top prize winner in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, the William Primrose Viola Competition, and the Corpus Christi (TX) Young Artists Competition. Scott Lee has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including, the Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and L.A Chamber Orchestra. Other orchestral performances include the Longmont Philharmonic, and the International Sejong Soloists. In recital, he has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Scott Lee has been a featured soloist at the International Hindemith Viola Festival and at the 22nd and 24th International Viola Congresses.

Scott Lee is also an extremely active chamber musician. His chamber music partners have included such renowned artists as Cho-Liang Lin, Gill Shaham, Hilary Hahn, Ralph Kirshbaum, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, and Gary Hoffman.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Scott Lee started his playing the violin at age of eight. He has studied with Michael Tree at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School where he studied with Paul Neubauer. He is now Professor of Viola at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and the faculty of the Magill International String Quartet Academy.