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Clarinetist Hyunji Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, and is a winner of numerous prizes, such as first prizes at the Korean Chamber Orchestra´s 11th National Competition, the Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, at London´s The North International Music Competition and, as long-term Duo Sonyul with pianist Sven Bauer, at the Golden Classical Music Awards. Furthermore she received prizes at international music competitions in Berlin and Salzburg and a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Stiftung Live Music Now.

Besides, Hyunji Lee has broad orchestral experience and is actively involved in chamber music. She has performed with Würth Philharmonic, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, Kammeroper Frankfurt, Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt, Camerata Epiphania, Festival Orchestra of the Höri Musiktage, Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West, Rhein-Main-Classic-Ensemble, Junge Philharmonie Mitte Europas, Young Philharmonic Orchestra Niedersachsen, Bläserphilharmonie Baden-Württemberg, the orchestra of „Junge Oper Rhein-Main“ and the International Academy Orchestra Schloss Hundisburg. As a soloist she played with the Hamburger Sinfonieorchester, among others.

Hyunji Lee studied her Bachelor of Music clarinet with Prof. Matthias Luft at German School of Music Weimar of Kangnam University including a year abroad with scholarship with Prof. Martin Spangenberg at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. After her graduation she continued her studies in Germany with Prof. Laura Ruiz-Ferreres at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main graduating with the Diploma „Künstlerische Ausbildung Klarinette“ and the Diploma in Instrumental Pedagogics. Hyunji Lee completed her studies with Contact Studies in Chamber Music with Prof. Roglit Ishay at Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and a Master´s degree in Chamber Music with the Auryn Quartett at Hochschule für Musik Detmold.