The Lee Trio
Since their critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall London debut in 2002, The Lee Trio’s “gripping immediacy and freshness” and “rich palette of tone colours” [The Strad] continue to inspire and move audiences and critics around the world, establishing the dynamic ensemble made of up of sisters and native San Franciscans—Angela, cello; Lisa, violin; and Melinda, piano—as one of the premier chamber ensembles on the international stage.
Winner of numerous competitions with degrees from Juilliard, Yale, Curtis and Harvard, each member of the Trio continues to perform as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. The Trio won 2nd Prize at the 2004 Gaetano Zinetti Competition in Italy and the Recording Prize at the 2004 Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition in Finland and was awarded the 2007 Gotthard-Schierse-Stiftung grant in Berlin for rising international artists.
The Lee Trio is dedicated to educating the next generation of musicians. They regularly gives master classes at schools and universities around the world. Performing the music of living composers is another passion; currently, the American composer Lawrence Rosenthal and Great Britain’s Jane Antonia Cornish are completing new works for the Trio. As a recipient of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program, The Lee Trio is also proud to be premiering a multi-movement work by American composer Nathaniel Stookey in the United States and abroad this current season.