Im-Soo Lee

Im-Soo Lee


Im-Soo Lee, a native of Seoul, Korea, a soloist and chamber musician, is co-principal clarinetist of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He graduated from Seoul National University School of Music and continued his eduction at the University of Southern California (USC) where he received a Diploma of Music. Lee has studied under Woondae Jung, Hyunsik Lim, Yehuda Gilad, Mitchell Lurie, and Michele Zukovsky.


Im-Soo Lee is the chairman for Korea of the International Clarinet Association, a member of the Korea Festival Ensemble, and a faculty member of Han Yang University School of Music. As first prize winner of the 23rd Dong A Competition (1983) – Korea’s highest musical award, he has continued to be the honoree of many other important awards such as the Ye-Eum Award, the Korea Youth Musician Award, and the Bruce Zalkind Memorial Endowment Award.


Lee has given solo recitals in Los Angeles, Seoul, the Kennedy Center, Berlin, Beijing, Portugal, etc. He has also been featured as a soloist with orchestras such as he Seoul Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Central Philharmonic Orchestra, the Seoul Philarmonic Orchestra, among others. Im-Soo Lee was invited to perform at the 1997 Clarinet Fest in Texas by the International Clarinet Association and gave a recital and masterclass at the 1998 Beijing International Clarinet Festival.

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