The musician's tenure in the Clara G. and George P. Bickford Assistant Concertmaster Endowed Chair begins on 29 August 2016


The Cleveland Orchestra has appointed Jessica Lee as assistant concertmaster (fourth chair) from 29 August. The violinist will sit in the ensemble's Clara G. and George P. Bickford Assistant Concertmaster Endowed Chair.

'I am thrilled to be joining the Cleveland Orchestra and becoming a part of an organisation with such a long and illustrious history,' said Lee.  'I am especially excited to be making music with Franz Welser-Möst and the fantastic artists of the orchestra as well as the guest soloists and conductors who will be joining us during the season.'

A Juilliard and Curtis School school graduate, Lee won the Grand Prize at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 2005, and has appeared as a soloist all over the world. She was a long-time member of the Johannes String Quartet and of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, has toured frequently with Musicians from Marlboro, and is a member of the conductor-less string ensemble ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra).

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Photo: Jodi Buren