Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.

Alice Lee, Violin

Victoria, BC

2017 Shean Strings Competition Winner Alice Lee, Vioion.

Alice Lee began playing violin at the age of five in Victoria, BC. At age 11, she performed the Bruch Violin Concerto in front of 45,000 people with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra under Tania Miller as the soloist in the Victoria Symphony Splash 2011. In the following year, Ms. Lee performed Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Sooke Philharmonic under Norman Nelson.

In 2014, Ms. Lee performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Sooke Philharmonic in the UVic Farquhar Auditorium, Victoria, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with the Academy Chamber Orchestra under Claudio Vena in Koerner Hall, Toronto. Ms. Lee has also performed live on radio (WCLV 104.9) in Cleveland, OH.

Ms. Lee won first prize at the OSM Manulife Competition 2016 as well as the Best Canadian Interpretation Prize. In addition, she won second prize at the Johansen International Competition 2015 in Washington, D.C. She also won first prize at the Don Chrysler Competition, and other top prizes at many music festivals.

Currently, Ms. Lee studies with Barry Shiffman as a full scholarship student in the Taylor Academy at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

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2017 Strings Competitors

Alice Lee Gabrielle Despres Grace Sohn Grace Takeda Sean Gao Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan

Important Information

  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2017 is now closed.
  • We received 20 applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.