Owen Lee has been Principal Bass of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1996. He performs regularly as a soloist with orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony in Miami and on tour to New York's Lincoln Center.
Lee’s prizes in competitions include First Prize at the 1995 International Society of Bassists Competition and Fourth Prize at the 1992 Irving M. Klein International String Competition in San Francisco. He has recorded the Misek Sonata No.2 and Bach Suites No.3 and No.5 for Boston Records.
As a chamber musician he has collaborated with Andre Watts, Yefim Bronfman, Joseph Kalichstein, Bruno Canino, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jaime Laredo, Ida Kavafian, Midori, Nobuko Imai, Sharon Robinson, Richard Stoltzman, Eugenia Zukerman, and members of the Beaux Arts Trio, Guarneri, Juilliard, Tokyo, Opus One, Miami and Miro quartets. He has performed at Marlboro, Bravo! Vail Valley, Mainly Mozart and Ojai festivals, and on tour in Europe, China and Mexico.
Lee is a highly sought after teacher and serves on the faculties of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Chautauqua School of Music. Lee is a graduate of the University of Southern California. His teachers were Dennis Trembly, Paul Ellison, Edwin Barker, David Soyer, Nico Abondolo, Julius Levine and David Young.
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