EARL LEE is Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony and a 2021 Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Award recipient. His recent appearances include engagements with the New York Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, New Japan Philharmonic, Gangnam Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony, among others. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.
Mr. Lee recently concluded his position as associate conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and previously served as resident conductor of the Toronto Symphony. He received the 50th Anniversary Heinz Unger Award from the Ontario Arts Council and the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Scholarship, chosen by Kurt Masur, to travel to Leipzig and study the music and life of Mendelssohn. He has also been awarded the Ansbacher Fellowship by the American Austrian Foundation and members of the Vienna Philharmonic, spending six weeks at the Salzburg Festival.
A Korean-born Canadian, Mr. Lee earned degrees in cello from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. He began his conducting studies in 2010 with Ignat Solzhenitsyn, received his master’s degree in 2013 from the Manhattan School of Music with George Manahan, and pursued postgraduate studies in conducting at the New England Conservatory with Hugh Wolff.

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