An outstanding violinist with virtuosic brilliance, Gregory Lee is currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Dr. Lee holds a Degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay. Later, studied with Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan, where received his Doctorate.
The Sydney-born violinist started his music study at Queensland Conservatorium of Music at age of 11, where he studied with Kerry Smith and later with Carmel Kaine, who was a Galamian-taught pedagogue.
During his time in Los Angeles, he was a regular member of the Pacific Symphony and Long Beach Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he also worked with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, California Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has also recorded for many Hollywood motion pictures scores at 20th Century Fox, Sony/MGM, Warner Bros, Paramount and Capital Records.
Lee's concerto performances include the Bach “Double” Violin Concerto with violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Concertos by Dvorak, Paganini, Wieniawski, Beethoven Triple, Tchaikovsky and Bruch with various orchestras. He has also appeared on ABC’s “Sunday Live" live radio broadcast in Brisbane Australia. His success in competitions include the Special Jury Commendation Award of Michael Hill International Violin Competition and winner of the Geelong Advertiser Instrumental competition.
Lee’s pedagogical influence comes from a combination of Dorothy Delay and Ivan Galamian. He spent three years teaching at Tunghai University before coming to Oklahoma. Students of Dr. Lee have been accepted to prestigious schools such as The Curtis Institute of Music, University of Michigan, Rice University and Boston University. Lee has judged numerous competitions and also teaches at the Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Summer program.
Dr. Lee regularly performs with the Oklahoma Chamber Players, Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble, the Holmberg String Quartet, been featured as a soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
He has given recitals/masterclasses at the University of Iowa, Arizona State University, University of Kansas, Wichita State University, University of Texas in Arlington, Renmin University in Beijing, Shanghai Conservatory and many campuses/concert halls around Taiwan.