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Julianne Lee

Assistant Principal Second Violin, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charlotte and Irving W. Rabb chair, endowed in perpetuity

Principal Second Violin, Boston Pops Orchestra

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Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Currently she holds the position of assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the BSO violin section since 2006. Additionally, she served for two years as the principal second violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 2017-2019. Ms. Lee has toured nationally and internationally with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Marlboro Music Festival, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, where she held the title of guest principal violist. She was the second violinist of the Johannes String Quartet, an ensemble that has performed commissioned works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Derek Bermel, and William Bolcom. Throughout her career she has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Germany, the U.S., and South Korea and as a chamber musician at numerous music festivals including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music at the Banff Centre, Aspen Music Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival. Julianne Lee graduated with a unanimous first prize at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris in France. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both violin and viola performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. In addition to her extensive performing career, she is a respected faculty member at both the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Berklee College of Music.

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