Joohee Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. She studied at The Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMP) with the guidance of Alain Marion and Raymond Guiot, where she won the First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition with her woodwind quintet. After her graduation with the First Prize of Flute at CNSMP, she earned a Master of Music degree from The Yale School of Music. When she was a graduate student, she got a Special Prize of The 5th Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School where she finished professional studies. In this time, she won the Tilden Prize New York associated with Jean-Pierre Rampal as a president of jury.
Ms. Lee enjoys a multiple career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed concertos as a soloist with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Sofia Ars Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble de Inter-Contemporain, Shumen Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra, Euro-Asian Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul String Ensemble, Seoul Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, Junju Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Unisson, and Korea Soloists, etc. She has performed solo at Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein Golden saal in Vienna, Shanghai Oriental Art Center Concert Hall, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Shanghai Concert Hall, and Seoul Art Center Concert Hall. Along with the numerous great appearances with her solo works, she has had honorable chances to play with the most famous flutists, including Alain Marion, Maxence Larrieu, Emmanuel Pahud, Shengqi He, Carol Wincenc, Michel Moragues, Kanda Hiroaki, Loic Schneider, and many others. She also gave several recitals at Seoul Arts Center and Shanghai Oriental Art Center with invitation of selected master’s series.
Ms. Lee was invited as a faculty member at several famous International music Festivals such as ‘The Shengqi He International Flute Summer Festival at Shanghai’, ‘Seoul International Summer Festival’, ‘Busan International Music Festival’, and many others. In 2019, she will participate in ‘The Shengqi He International Flute Festival’ as ‘Principal Artist’.
Ms. Lee currently teaches at Yonsei University in South Korea. She is also regularly invited by Shanghai Conservatory of Music for masterclass. By teaching talented future flutists, she seeks to enrich the quality of flute education. She is the flute solo at Korea Festival Ensemble. Her solo recording ‘Douce Paris’ and ‘Dolceamaro’ was released by the Univesal Music and ALM Records.