Hae Lee

Jack and Mary Ann Frable Associate Conductor Chair

A Korean conductor, Hae Lee was the 2nd prize winner of the Kussewitzky Conducting Competition in Italy and the Finalist of the Besançon Conducting Competition in France. Hae was invited to the LEAD! Foundation’s masterclass in Finland and after it, he was selected as the young conductor for the final concert of the Fiskars Festival. In this concert, Hae shared the podium with Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Gaffigan, and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

In the States, Hae served as a cover conductor of Marin Alsop for her concerts at Carnegie Hall. Hae also conducted at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as an assistant for David Hayes and Mannes Orchestra when they performed Ives’ Symphony No. 4 which requires three conductors. Hae was a fellow of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the assistant conductor of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Academy.

In South Korea, Hae was invited to the master classes with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean National Symphony Orchestra, and Korea National Opera. He conducted operas such as Le nozze di Figaro, L’elisir d’amore, La Bohème, and Gianni Schicchi.

In Europe, Hae studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg as an exchange student, and he has conducted Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, Orchestre Victor Hugo, and Orchestra sinfonica città di Grosseto.

Hae received his Bachelor of Artsin Conducting from the Korea National University of Arts, and he holds his Master of Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.