Jessica Lee, assistant concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra, has appeared around the world, including solo performances with the Pilsen Philharmonic, Gangnam Symphony and Malaysia Festival Orchestra. Lee has also appeared with the Houston Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony and Richmond Symphony. She has performed in recital at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall, as well as at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Caramoor Festival and Asociacion Nacional de Conciertos in Panama. Lee's performance of Beethoven Violin Concerto at Alice Tully Hall was broadcast on WQXR-FM in New York.


  • BM, Curtis Institute of Music; studied with Robert Mann and Ida Kavafian
  • MM, Juilliard School; studied with Robert Mann

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music: 
    • Violin and Chamber Music Faculty 2021 – present
    • Visiting Violin Faculty 2019 – 2021
  • Chamber Music Coach at Oberlin College 2018 – 2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Violin at Vassar College 2011 – 2016
  • Festivals:
    • Music@Menlo Young Artists Program – Faculty 2016, 2017, 2019
    • Hotchkiss Summer Portals – Violin Faculty 2009 – 2011