Musician Bio

Seula Lee joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in its 2023-2024 season. Prior to joining the ISO, she has served as Guest Concertmaster in the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas, Detroit, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras among others.

An avid chamber musician, Seula was recognized at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and Coleman Chamber Music Competition with Zora String Quartet. She has performed with members of the Alexander String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Carter Brey, Atar Arad, Roberto Diaz, CJ Chang, Anne-Marie McDermott, Eli Eban, and has toured with the Kassia Ensemble and Mary Elizabeth Bowden. In addition, she has had appearances at the Verbier Festival, Bravo! Vail Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre Chamber Music Residency, Chamber Music Northwest, and McGill International String Quartet Academy.

As a soloist, Seula has received prizes at numerous competitions including the Sheila & Werner Harms Young Artist Competition, Coeur d’Alene National Competition, Vernell Gregg Young Artist Competition, and Dallas Music Festival. She made her orchestral debut with the North Texas Symphony Orchestra and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra in 2013.

Seula served as a teaching artist at Curtis Summerfest, community artist fellow at Curtis, and Associate Instructor at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University.

Seula was born in Seosan, South Korea and raised in the Dallas area, where she began playing the violin at age ten with Songyoung Kim. She studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, Indiana University, and University of North Texas with Ida Kavafian, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Steven Tenenbom, Grigory Kalinovsky, Philip Lewis respectively.

Seula performs on a c. 1690 Grancino on loan to her from Curtis Institute of Music.

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