[ Violin ]

Daniel S. Lee

Award-winning violinist Daniel S. Lee enjoys a varied career as a soloist, leader, collaborator, and educator. Praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “soulful performance” (The New York Times), he has appeared as a soloist and leader with Early Music New York, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Quodlibet Ensemble, and the Yale Schola Cantorum, among others. As the core violinist of the Sebastians, the critically acclaimed period ensemble that he founded and co-directs, Lee won the Audience Prize at the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition and was a finalist at the 2011 York Early Music International Competition. A piccolo violin specialist, he has performed as a soloist in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Cantata 140 (Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme) and has given the modern-day premiere of his own transcription of Johann Pfeiffer’s concerto. He has studied at the Juilliard School (B.M.), the Yale School of Music (M.M. and A.D.), and the University of Connecticut (D.M.A) and has given lectures and master classes at Connecticut College, Purchase College (SUNY), the University of Kansas, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently on the early music faculty at the Yale School of Music.