Priscilla Lee


Cellist Priscilla Lee, a 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, is the associate principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She made her solo debut in 1998 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has participated in the Marlboro, Santa Fe, Seattle, Delaware, St. Denis (Paris), Kingston, Lexington, and Taos music festivals. She was a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two for three seasons, participated in the concert that opened New York’s Zankel Hall, and premiered Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre with Dawn Upshaw in New York, Boston, London, and Paris. With violinist Harumi Rhodes and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, Ms. Lee was a member of Trio Cavatina, which won first place in the 2009 Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. She previously served as the principal cello of Opera Philadelphia and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Ms. Lee studied with Ronald Leonard at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and with David Soyer at the Curtis Institute of Music. She received a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music, studying with Timothy Eddy.