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Byungchan Lee

Violinist – 26 years old

Originally from Seoul, Korea, violinist Byungchan Lee garnered international attention as prizewinner of the inaugural 2009 Yuri Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, and was one of CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30” in 2017. He appeared as soloist with the McGill and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, and performed alongside Stevie Wonder in Montreal as well as at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Byungchan toured the most prestigious Canadian and international halls, such as the Carnegie Hall, the MoMA’s Summergarden, the New York Choreographic Institute, and the Juilliard’s Focus Festival.

Byungchan received his master’s degree from The Juilliard School and was a 2019-2020 Rebanks Family Fellow at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Byungchan plays on a 1869 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin and bow on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank.

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Denis Brott, Executive Director
A Day in the Life


This project has been made possible with the invaluable financial assistance of :

  • The Azrieli Foundation
  • The Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts
  • The William and Nancy Turner Foundation
  • Peter Letko & Daniel Brosseau of Letko Brosseau
  • The Llyod Carr-Harris Foundation
  • The Jane Skoryna Foundation
  • David Lyons