Pianist Seonmi Lee, a former Heifetz Institute Piano Fellow, returns to the Institute after developing an international career as solo pianist and chamber musician. She has collaborated with highly acclaimed artists such as Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of Los Angeles Philharmonic and Paul Coletti at the Colburn School. Since winning major international competitions at the age of 10, she has appeared as a celebrated soloist and is continuously in demand as a collaborate pianist in major performance venues throughout the United States, Europe and Korea. She has received performance degrees from The Korea National University of Arts and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California. Her principal teachers have included Dae Jin Kim, André Watts, Alan Smith and Bernadene Blaha. Concerto appearances include The Korea National University of Arts, Indiana University and has also won a number of top prizes at large competitions including the Brahms Foundation Piano Competition and Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. She works as an official pianist at The Primrose International Viola Competition, a collaborative pianist at Colburn School and USC Thornton School of Music.