Soprano, In Young Lee has garnered widespread acclaim in Korea and the United States as a versatile singer of both Opera and Art song. She achieved world recognition in 1995. as a Finalist in the Fifth Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition held in Philadelphia. Ranging from standard bel canto operas to twentieth-century operas, she performed as Violetta in La traviata, the Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Thérèse in Les mamelles de Tirésias, and Mimi in La Bohéme.
Lee was invited to perform in the Grand Opening Concert of the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall in Philadelphia in 2001. In 1997, she was sponsored by the Philadelphia Orchestra to sing the soprano solo for Brahms’ German Requiem. In the same year, she was invited to sing in Schubert’s Mass in G with the Mendelssohn Club and Philadelphia Singing City, with conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. In concerts, she has performed with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Yale University Orchestra, Lower Merion Symphony, Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwangju Philharmonic Orchestra and Temple Orchestra. In Seoul, Korea, she was the featured soloist in performances of Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Rossini’s Stabat Mater with The National Chorus Company, Gwangju City Choir and many other choirs. In Spring, 2013, Dr. Lee performed select arias with the North Czech Philharmonic, in the Municipal House theater-Smetana Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. She was also a laureate in several international vocal competitions, including the Lola Wilson Hayes International Vocal Artists Competition in New York, NY, and The Friday Morning Club International Music Competition held in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Lee has released 4 solo CDs including “Voyage à Paris,” “Reminiscences,” “The Lord Is My Life,” and “Just Look at the Lord.”
Lee received her Doctoral degree in vocal performance, and her Master of Music and Professional Studies degrees in Opera from Temple University on full scholarship. She also has Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in vocal performance from Seoul National University. She is currently an Associate Professor in Wells School of Music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.