Violinist Pei-Yun Lee was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan. She currently performs with various ensembles including San Francisco Ballet, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Sacramento Choral Society, Camerata California, Modesto Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony.
As an active orchestral performer, Ms. Lee has performed with Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Dubuque Symphony, and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MA). She has participated in summer festivals internationally in USA, England, Austria, and Taiwan.
Throughout her musical experience, Peiyun has worked with world-renowned musicians such as Riccardo Muti, Mei-Ann Chen, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori Goto, Jaap van Zweden, Cliff Colnot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Bonnie Hampton, Jorja Fleezanis and Julliard String Quartet.
Ms. Lee holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a Masters degree from The Boston onservatory. Her mentors include Baird Dodge, Felicia Moye, Irina Muresanu and Jiachi Huang.
Every morning, Peiyun rises to a cup of black, hot coffee. The first plucked string is the one that sets the tone for the day.