Yada Lee

Yada Lee started violin lessons at the age of 5 at the MCGP College of Music Mahidol University, together with her academic at Mater Dei Institute. In 2007, she continued her study at Harrow International School Bangkok with a full scholarship. She had studied violin with Siripong Tiptan since 2005. Yada received a Licentiate Violin Recital Diploma (LTCL) with distinction from Trinity Guildhall when she was 15.  She is currently a sophomore at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ohio in the studio of David Bowlin.

This year she received scholarship from the Fund for Classical Music Promotion under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Yada has won numerous competitions and awards, including the first prize from the National Beethoven Competition for Young String Players 2008, the silver medals from the National Youth Music Competitions by Mahidol University and Settrade in 2006 and 2001 and the third prize from Western Strings Competition by Kasetsart University in 2004. She was a finalist in the 8th Osaka International Music Competition in 2007 and the Conrad Young Musician of Thailand Competition in 2008. In 2008, she performed as a soloist with the Unity Orchestra at Thammasart University. She had been a member of Thai Youth Orchestra and was occasionally invited to join in other orchestras like Singapore National Youth Orchestra, World Youth Festival Orchestra in Prague, and Galyani Vadhana Institute Orchestra. She is now a member of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Oberlin Orchestra.

Yada has participated in several music festivals, including Weimar Master Class at the Liszt School of Music, Asian Youth Orchestra, Summit Music Festival and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In 2009, she was invited to give recitals in Tongyeong International Music Festival (Fringe) in South Korea and Beethovenfest in Bonn, Germany. She has participated in master classes with Alberto Lysy, Roland Baldini, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Elmar Oliveira, Nora Chastain, Vilmos Olah, Theodora Geraets and Takács Quartet.