June Lee – our 2023 ERSO Soloist of the Year

June Lee is a South Korean violinist currently based in London. She is studying for her Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, where she is a Jacqueline Ward Award Holder and a student of Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky. She completed her Master of Performance degree from the same institution with Distinction.

June has performed as a soloist with various orchestras including the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Romania Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, and the KNUA Symphony Orchestra, Joy of Strings, The Bridge Ensemble. She has also showcased her talent on international stages, performing the ‘Work’ as a violin soloist for the Kim Yong-geol Dance Theater at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. She has been a member of Joy of Strings since 2007, participating in a recording titled “Slavic Sketches” published by Universal Music and performing with them in Europe, Belgium and Japan.

June has performed in various concerts, such as LSO St. Luke’s, KCC House Concert, St John’s Smith Square Crypt Classics, St Mary le Strand, and the Bloomsbury Festival. She has extensive experience as an orchestral player in London, having led the RCM Symphony Orchestra and also being selected for the London Symphony Orchestra string experience scheme in 21/22. She has also worked on a freelance basis with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2023, June was selected for the soloist of the year by Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra.

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