An outstanding violinist with virtuosic brilliance, Gregory Lee is currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Lee has performed with the Oklahoma Chamber Players, Holmberg String Quartet and is a regular member of the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble in Oklahoma City.
Before coming to Oklahoma, Lee taught at Tunghai University and National Taiwan Normal University. He has given numerous recitals around Taiwan and was frequently invited as a competition adjudicator.
The Australian-born violinist holds a degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka. Later, he received his master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan studying with Paul Kantor. His success in competitions include the Special Jury Commendation Award of Michael Hill International Violin Competition and winner of the Geelong Advertiser Instrumental Competition.
Lee has worked in Los Angeles where he played in several orchestras including Pacific Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Opera and has recorded for many Hollywood motion pictures scores at 20th Century Fox, Sony/MGM, Warner Bros, Paramount and Capital Records. He has given recitals and masterclasses at institutions including the University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, University of North Texas, Arizona State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University and the University of Texas in Arlington. In Asia, he has performed, and guest taught at Renmin University in Beijing, Shanghai Conservatory and the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia. He has appeared on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Sunday Live” radio show.
Many of Lee’s former students have not only been accepted to major conservatories around the US but also been successful musicians, including Richard Lin, 2018 winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition.
During his summers, he has taught and performed at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, OU Summer Music Academy, Vietnam Connection Music Festival and Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute.