Wayne Lee, a violinist originally from San Francisco, is a chamber musician equally active with the Manhattan Piano Trio and the Formosa Quartet. A member of the Trio since 2008, he has performed well over a hundred concerts with the group in Europe as well as the United States, where the Trio has carved out a unique niche for itself by nurturing chamber music in small towns throughout the country alongside performances at major venues. They recently released their third album, a disc of Schumann and Chopin trios, for the Marquis Classics label.
Since 2012, he has been a member of the Formosa Quartet, a Taiwanese-American ensemble that has won acclaim worldwide since winning the London International String Quartet Competition. He has previously been a member of the iO Quartet, which was devoted to performing a diverse range of contemporary music in New York City.
A dedicated teacher, Mr. Lee lives in New York City, where he maintains a large private teaching studio, coaches chamber music for the New York Youth Symphony, and serves as a teaching assistant at Juilliard. With the Formosa Quartet, he teaches and performs every summer at the newly inaugurated Formosa Chamber Music Festival in Hualien, Taiwan. Mr. Lee holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School; his teachers have included Ronald Copes, Glenn Dicterow, and Laurie Smukler. He plays on a 2001 Joseph Curtin violin.