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August Lee, cello

August Jong Hyun Lee holds Bachelor of Music from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

While in Moscow, he was invited to perform at various music festivals such as “Spring in Moscow” and “International Taneyev Chamber Music Festival”. And he appeared as a soloist with Smolensk Philharmonic Orchestra.

After moving to Los Angeles, he served as an assistant principal cellist in the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and was also invited to give solo performances at various concerts including “The Classical Underground” and “Hermitage Concert Series”.

In 2010, he moved to the Bay Area and started his own cello studio. He was invited to perform at the International Chopin Festival as a soloist and also served as a jury in various music competitions. He served in AMASE for several years and also directed the short term concert project “Thursday Noon Concert Series” for 6 months.

He used to coach and perform as a soloist at De Anza College Orchestra and currently he is conducting at TVYO/KPA.  

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