Chi-Jo Lee

Keyboard Skills Instructor
Keyboard Skills Instructor

Chi-Jo Lee emerges as a multifaceted pianist, her performances and awards range from solo to chamber and contemporary music.

Chi-Jo Lee, is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in piano performance at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Having earned her master’s degree from Colburn in 2023 under the tutelage of Fabio Bidini. As a keyboard instructor at the Colburn Academy since 2023, she shares her knowledge with young musicians. Prior to her time at Colburn, Chi-Jo honed her craft under the guidance of pianist André Watts at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her musical journey has taken her to venues in the United States, Italy, Japan, China, and Taiwan.

Chi-Jo Lee emerges as a versatile pianist, navigating diverse genres from solo performances to chamber and contemporary music. As a solo pianist, she won prizes at The Wideman Piano competition, The Odyssiad festival and competition, and the concerto competitions at Indiana University and at the Colburn School. She made her radio live show solo debut at the WFIU public station in Indiana. She was recently a semi-finalist at The Gurwitz Competition in the United States.

As a native of Taiwan and a chamber music enthusiast, her piano trio was the 2022 winner of the Eslite chamber music audition. Prior to this achievement, she received multiple prizes from Taipei Education Department competition on both solo piano and piano trio from 2011 to 2015.

Chi-Jo, as a chamber musician, collaborated with esteemed artists such as Susan Graham, Andy Akiho, Tessa Lark, and Arnaud Sussmann, as part of the Colburn Chamber Music Society. She performed at La Jolla Music Society and Le Salon de Musiques chamber series in San Diego. Additionally, she has engaged in collaborative projects with the LA Opera. Her performance was reviewed and featured in publications such as The San Diego Union-Tribune (2023) and The Santa Barbara Independent (2022).

Her interest in Contemporary Music was sparked during her time as an Alto singer in NOTUS, the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble directed by conductor-composer Dominic DiOrio. She has been a part of Colburn School’s Contemporary Ensemble. Throughout but not limited to this involvement has led to performances featuring compositions by Steve Reich, Guillaume Connesson, Christopher Cerrone, Andy Akiho, Juri Seo, Nico Muhly, and more.

Ms. Lee’s festival experiences include the Aspen Music Festival and Music, Music Academy of the West, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.