...Growing up I was taught to serve. Making and sharing music is my way of serving my communities. I am constantly inspired by my fellow musicians, friends and colleagues who keep this precious art form alive. We feed off each other intense energies in orchestras and the whole experience is so electrifying. We then make sure to pass on the tradition to the younger generations of musicians. My journey as a violinist has brought me numerous surprises as I trot along the path. I went places I never dreamt of with my music, and played with people I never imagined I could even meet. Of course, the road isn’t always so smooth; I faced rejections, I cried, I grieved and I moved on, and tried to do better. These emotional tolls and turmoils are what I strive to convey in my performances. The listeners really can feel it when your music is sincere...
Violinist Yada Lee has given recitals at Beethovenfest in Bonn, Germany, Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont, Mazzoleni Hall and Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in Toronto. Dedicated to the betterment of society, she has given countless benefit concerts for charitable organizations in Thailand, such as Operation Smile Thailand, The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Wheelchair and Friendship Centre of Asia, Wishing Well Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society, and more.
Winner of numerous awards and competitions, Ms Lee has been the winner of the Concerto Competition at Mannes School of Music, first prize winner at the Beethoven National String Competition Thailand, and is a grant recipient from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Peter M. Gross Fund, and the Late Princess Galyani Vadhana Foundation. She made her New York debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2014, performing Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1, and her Bangkok debut performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in 2010 with Bangkok Charity Orchestra...
Now accepting applications!
Happy new year 2022 everyone! I am happy to announce that I am opening my online studio and you can now study with me from anywhere in the world from your own home. I have been looking forward to this day to share what I have learned throughout my career. Whether you are playing the violin for fun or pursuing music professionally, let's connect!
June 25, 2021
Mozart "Turkish" with friends
I'm feeling nostalgic and thought of fun times I had making music with my friends back in Toronto. Here is the last movement of Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major. Enjoy!
May 25, 2021
Kafka-Fragmente, Op. 24 - György Kurtág
Singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program & Violinists from the Bard College Conservatory of Music and The Orchestra Now streaming from The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building Monday, May 24, at 7pm This concert is part of a continuing project dedicated to the work of the great Hungarian composer, György Kurtág, that brings together visiting artists and Conservatory students for the study and performance of selected chamber works of Mr. Kurtág. The project, including this performance, is generously supported by the László Z. Bitó and Olivia Cariño Foundation.
December 5, 2021
Thailand National Day Virtual Concert
While I was in Budapest this year I had an honour of performing and recording this concert for the Royal Thai Embassy of Budapest in the beautiful venue of Nádor Terem. Music by H.M. King Bhumipol Adulyadej The Great and Béla Bartok. Click below to watch and listen.
November 19, 2021