Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lee joins Cleveland Orchestra

Jessica Lee, who as a child and teen-age prodigy performed extensively in Richmond in the 1990s, will join the Cleveland Orchestra as assistant concertmaster, effective Aug. 29.

Lee, who left Richmond to study at the Curtis Institute
of Music in Philadelphia and
the Juilliard School in New York, was last heard here in a memorable performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending,” with Mark Russell Smith conducting the Richmond Symphony, a few days after the mass killings at Virginia Tech in April 2007.

She has played with Musicians from Marlboro, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Johannes String Quartet, ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra) and other ensembles, as well as performing in solo recitals.

Lee recently released her first solo recording, including works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Janáček, on the Azica label.