The cellist assumes the role of artist affiliate in cello


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Cellist Alexis Lee

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Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, Georgia, US, has announced the appointment of cellist Dr Alexis Lee to its School of Music as an artist affiliate in cello.

‘Dr Lee’s wealth of experience and dedication to musical education make her an invaluable addition to our faculty,’ said GSU School of Music director Dr Chester Philips. ‘We are thrilled to have her join our team and look forward to the contributions she will make to our school.’

Lee was born in South Korea and began learning the cello after moving to the US at the age of eleven. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School, her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and her performance doctorate from Boston University, receiving numerous scholarships. Among her teachers have been Rhonda Rider, Cecylia Barczyk, David Soyer of the Guarneri Quartet, as well as Julia Lichten and Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet.

She has performed as a member of ensembles including the Boston Chamber Symphony, the Belmont Camerata, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Opera Project Chamber Orchestra, the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, and the York Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has played at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Alice Tully Hall, and the Boston Symphony Hall.

Lee previously taught as part of the cello and chamber faculty at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, US, and has adjudicated for the Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition and the Alabama Orchestra Association.

In addition to teaching at GSU, Lee continues her role as a member of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and a frequent performer with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra.

‘It brings me great joy to be part of the music faculty at Georgia State University,’ said Lee. ‘Being a part of a student’s musical journey is the best part of my career and I am so excited to share and pass on the musical knowledge given to us by previous generations. I look forward to working with the incredible faculty, staff, and students at GSU.’

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