Korean-born American pianist and pedagogue, Dr. Won Yong Lee, is an Independent Piano Teacher at Zion Piano Studio and Instructor in Musicology and Class Piano at Texas Christian University. Dr. Lee is also a member of Movement City Church in Fort Worth. After concluding her education at the top music conservatory of the United States, Eastman School of Music, Dr. Lee developed a strong career as a performer, piano teacher, and adjudicator of piano competitions for over twenty years in the United States and abroad. Dr. Lee taught in world class music institutions such as: Eastman School of Music (New York), Eastman Community Music School (New York), Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas), and the National University of Costa Rica.
Dr. Lee also received multiple invitations to perform and teach master classes in different music festivals such as: Music Academy of Moulin D’Ande (France), New England Music Camp (Maine), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan), and Bogota Festival Internacional de Piano (Colombia). Adjudications on international piano competitions include: New York State MTNA Competition, Kentucky State MTNA Piano Festival Competition, Greater Rochester Music Teacher Association in New York and the Solo Contest of the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association. As a pianist, Dr. Lee has been performing actively as a solo and chamber musician throughout the Unites States, Europe, South and Central America.
Dr. Lee has been awarded in multiple international piano competitions and with scholarships such as: Avis and Davis Vaughn Award, Edith Babcok Award, Lay and Mattie Powell Piano Scholarship, Spitler Piano Scholarship, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and the Armenian Cultural Association Competition which resulted in a concert debut with Tres de Febrero Symphonic Orchestra.
Dr. Lee began her music studies at the age of 13, in the Juan José Castro Conservatory (Argentina) under the tutelage of pianists Inés Gomez Carrillo. After earning her undergraduate degree in Argentina, Dr. Lee moved to Rochester (New York) to finish her Masters in Music and her Doctorate in Musical Arts at Eastman School of Music under professors: Thomas Schumacher, Anne Koscielny and Natalya Antonova. Later on, Dr. Lee moved to the piano capital of United States (Fort Worth, Texas) to pursue an Artist Diploma at the Texas Christian University, where she is currently an adjunct faculty.
BM - Juan José Castro Conservatory
Artist Diploma - Texas Christian University
MM - Eastman School of Music
DMA - Eastman School of Music