Caroline Lee


Caroline Lee


Caroline Lee has performed throughout the United States and Canada as an orchestral player as well as a chamber musician and recitalist. She is currently a member of San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and also performs regularly as a supernumerary with San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Before relocating to the Bay area, Caroline was a member of Kansas City Symphony for eight years. She also performed with Kansas City Chamber Orchestra as a principal violist and for newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to performing music written by living composers. An active chamber musician, she has performed for Banff International String Quartet Festival, Domaine Forget International Music Festival, and San Francisco International Musical Arts Festival, collaborating with members of the Tokyo, Cleveland, and Colorado Quartets, as well as artists such as Eric Friedmann, Steve Dann, Ian Swensen, and Richard Stolzman. Along with her sister Aeri, Caroline formed The Lee Duo and performed recitals throughout North America, championing less familiar viola repertoire. She is also a member of Eos Ensemble, performing a wide range of works for chamber ensembles around the San Francisco Bay area.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music and Artist’s Diploma from Yale School of Music. She currently lives in Oakland with her husband and two children.