Eugene Lee Assistant Leader

Born in South Korea, Eugene began studying the violin at age four.

Moving to New Zealand in 1995, he made his debut with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra at age 14 and subsequently performed with the New Plymouth Symphony, Auckland Youth Orchestra, St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Symphony Orchestra.

Eugene was invited to relocate to the UK in 2009 to join Southbank Sinfonia, Britain's premiere orchestral academy. He now continues to work with them throughout the year as Associate Leader, coaching and mentoring his younger counterparts.

Before joining the Philharmonia he has performed extensively with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as well as the Royal Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras.

As a chamber musician, he was member of the award-winning Idomeneo Quartet. He was a Fellow at the Guildhall School of Music, and has made further solo and chamber appearances at prestigious London venues such as the Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall and Wigmore Hall.

The Philharmonia's Assistant Leader's Chair is currently available for Endowment. To find out how you can support the work of the Philharmonia Orchestra through endowing a Chair, visit Chair Endowment.