The violinist Mi-kyung Lee came to Europe in 1975 and studied in Gstaad, Switzerland with Alberto Lysy, in Colone with Igor Ozim, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh and privately with Ana Chumachenko.
Her major awards included the first prize at the whole German music university (Hochschule)Competition in 1982, the silver medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussel(1985) and she won at the ARD Competition in Munich(1988).
As a soloist she has performed among others, Symphony orchestra of the bavarian Radio Symphony, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Radio Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki, English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scotland, KBS, Korean Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician she has played at the Berlin-, Casals-, Salzburg-, Napoli-, Aldeburgh-, Kuhmo-, Helsinki – and Menuhin Festival.
From 1994 to 2003 Mi-kyung Lee was the artistic director of the Lemi-Lappeenranta Music Festival in Finland. She gave master classes in many european countries, including England, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Finland, Sweden as well as in Korea.
Mi-kyung has been teaching as a guest professor in Udk, Berlin and had a Professorship in Sibelius Academy Helsinki.
She was appointed professor of violin at the Hochschule Fuer Musik und Theater in Munich in 2005.