Narae Lee began to play the piano at the age of seven and made her official debut at the Rising Young Stars Concert a year later. She has won numerous top prizes and participated in competitions and festivals, including The World Piano Competition, the Dallas International Piano Competition, the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Art of the Piano, the New Paltz Piano Summer, the Eastern Music Festival as an assistant of both Piano and Collaborative Piano faculty, and the Mayor of Seoul City Prize. She made her orchestral debut with the Philharmonic 18th Annual Concert. Also, she has performed with Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music Philharmonia and Concert Orchestra as a winner of CCM Concerto Competition, playing the Left Hand Piano Concerto by Ravel.
Last summer, Narae appeared at the EMF Piano Gala with the piano faculty. She has performed in master classes given by Robert McDonald, Jerome Rose, Victor Rosenbaum, Barry Snyder, and Alexander Toradze. She studied at Sunhwa Arts High School in South Korea with Jeeyoung Shin and at Yonsei University with Misha Kim. Recently, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree under the tutelage of Awadagin Pratt at the University of Cincinnati CCM as a recipient of the Honors Scholarship and William Black Memorial Award.