Kangho Lee has been a sought-after soloist and chamber musician worldwide since his orchestral debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of twelve. He has performed in Korea, the United States and Europe with leading orchestras such as the Korean Broadcast System (KBS) Symphony, the Korean Symphony, the Euro-Asia Symphony, the Sofia National Academy Orchestra and the Halle Philharmonic. In 2001, he was a featured soloist for the New Year’s Eve Gala Concert with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has given solo recitals in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, New Haven and Seoul. In 2004, Lee was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea to be its cultural representative and gave recitals in Paris, Milan, Rome, Lyon and for the United Nations in Geneva. In 2007, at the invitation of the Moscow Conservatory, he performed in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as in Poland.
An active chamber musician, Lee has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Lorand Fenyves, Ida Kavifian, Joan Panetti, Steven Dann, Eric Rosenblith and members of the Cleveland, Vermeer and Orion string quartets. Lee is a member of the Kumho Chamber Music Society, the Tonus Piano Trio and the New England Piano Trio.
Lee’s artistry and career as a performer have generated much attention. He has appeared on television networks in Korea, the United States and South Africa, as well as radio stations WGBH in Boston and Vermont Public Radio. His performances with the KBS Symphony and Suwon Philharmonic and his recent solo recital at Kumho Arts Hall in Seoul were broadcast live on Korean national radio. His interviews have been featured in magazines and journals such as Vogue–Korea, Asiana Airline’s in-flight magazine, Music Journal and Strad–Korea.
As a highly respected pedagogue, Lee has presented master classes at the universities of Texas–Austin, Iowa, Delaware, New Mexico, Missouri–Kansas City and the University of Illinois–Urbana. He received his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Swarthmore College, master of music degree from the Yale School of Music, and doctor of musical arts degree from New England Conservatory.
Lee is director of the UConn Cello Festival and UConn Chamber Music Festival.