“The mesmerizing performance not only showed Lee’s technical perfection but also his musical elegance and lyrical depth.” The Korea Herald, Korea.
Kangho Lee has been a sought-after soloist and chamber musician since his orchestral debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of twelve. His performances with the Korean Broadcast System (KBS) Symphony, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and recitals in the Kumho Recital Hall were lauded with critical acclaim and broadcast nationally on KBS radio. He was a featured soloist for the 2001 New Year’s Eve Gala Concert with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to perform with all of the major symphony orchestras in Korea on a regular basis.
Upon invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Lee performed recitals in Paris, Lyon, Milan, Rome and for the United Nations in Geneva. Lee's other international engagements include performances Moscow and St. Petersburg as a guest of the Moscow Conservatory, concerts with the Sofia National Academy Orchestra and the Halle Philharmonic, and recitals in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Boston. An active chamber musician, Lee has collaborated with the Pacifica String Quartet, the Orion String Quartet and members of Tashi, the Cleveland, Vermeer and Tokyo string quartets. Lee is a member of the Tonus Piano Trio and Antonin Ensemble.
Lee was a jury member of the Isang Yun International Cello Competition, the Penderecki International Cello Competition, the Popper International Cello Competition and numerous major competitions in Korea. Currently, Lee is Professor of Cello at the Korea National University of the Arts and regularly gives master classes at the Kirishima International Music Festival in Japan, the Cantus Academy and the Vivace Music Festival in Korea.
Lee’s artistry and career as a performer, pedagogue, and administrator have generated much attention. He has appeared on major television networks in Korea, the United States and South Africa. His interviews have been featured in magazines and journals such as Vogue–Korea, Asiana Airline’s in-flight magazine and Strad–Korea.
Lee received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Swarthmore College, Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from New England Conservatory.