Erica Ye Byeol Lee, HKG
Professional Violinist, Composer, Explorer
Fear of Flying
How does music relate to our emotions? How do our emotions affect our nervous systems? And what does our common fear of flying have to do with any of this?
Born in Busan, South Korea, Erica’s musical talent was apparent the moment she began playing the violin as a toddler. At the tender age of eleven, she made her solo debut with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Erica’s continuing studies took her to world renowned Julliard in New York City, where she was taught for five years by Masao Kawasaki and for two years by the late Dorothy DeLay. During that time, Erica served as concertmaster for her age group, performed many times at Lincoln Center, and gave her first professional solo performance at Carnegie Hall in 2004. After Julliard, Erica completed a bachelor’s degree in fine art at Parsons to focus on the relationship between art and music. She recently relocated to Asia to continue her passion in modern music composition and performance.