Singaporean violinist Grace Lee has won major prizes at music competitions, including 2nd Prize at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition in 2004 (where she was also awarded a special prize for the best performance of a Prokofiev violin sonata), the Len Lickorish Memorial Prize at the 2007 Royal Over-Seas League Competition in London, and 1st Prize at the Singapore National Violin Competition in 2001.
As a soloist Grace has collaborated with orchestras such as the Odessa National Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Singapore, the Hankook Symphony Orchestra in Seoul and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Her solo and chamber music performances have taken her to prestigious international music venues including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall and St James's Piccadilly in London.
Grace received her Bachelor of Music degree with Highest Distinction and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in 2006, where she was a student of Oleh Krysa. She then went on to pursue her Master of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London as an ABRSM International Scholar, where she studied the violin with György Pauk and the viola with Yuko Inoue. At the Academy she was awarded the Roth Violin Prize, the Franz Reisenstein Prize for Chamber Music and the Vice-Principal's Special Award for Achievement. She was also the winner of the Academy's Club Prize in 2008.
Grace is now based in London and plays a 1729 Matteo Goffriller violin, on generous loan to her from The Rin Collection, Singapore.