• June 17, 2024

Julianne Lee

Julianne Lee

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We’re looking forward to our summer festival! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce each artist performing in our 36th season. Violist Julianne Lee will play on August 2nd and 4th.

Lee joined the Dover Quartet as violist in September of 2023, bringing experience as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player—as both a violinist and violist. Her first appearance at KCMF offers the opportunity to hear her perform with the Dover Quartet as well as with other musicians, including Artistic Director Natalie Zhu and cellist Clancy Newman.

During our festival finale on August 4, she’ll play viola for Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K.493. “The strings and piano speak with each other in a collaborative manner, at times singing back and forth, at times reflecting what the first said, and other times expanding upon it,” writes Dr. James Wells of that piece. “In key movements, Mozart allows them to speak forcefully together, which allows both players and listeners to appreciate an acoustic dimension that is many times more compelling than the sum of individual voices. Mozart leads the instruments to cooperate, and avoids the temptation to compete for listener attention.”

Get to know Julianne!

Q. How do you handle nerves before performing?
A. Deep breathing

What’s at the top of your bucket list?
One of several is hiking Machu Picchu!

What do you always bring with you when you travel?
My hot water bottle 🙂

What are the top three songs on your personal playlist?
The songs always rotate but I can share my top three genres: classical, bluegrass and jazz.

Favorite quote:
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a little-known fact about you?
I’m afraid of clowns

Best advice you have ever received:
“Be true to yourself and focus on what you can control.”

What’s your favorite type of food?
Korean food

What piece of music never fails to move you?
Anything composed by Robert Schumann