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Yura Lee interviewed by

Yura Lee, USC Thornton Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Chair in String Instruction and principal violist of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, was featured on In the interview, Lee spoke about stepping into a demanding career at a young age and rediscovering her love for music, especially chamber music, as a violist.

“I think everything about viola is much harder than the violin, and people don’t quite realize it,” she explained. “Because of the nature of the viola, it’s hard to achieve that balance. Telemann does a very good job with that, while making the viola shine.”

Yura Lee performed Telemann’s Viola Concerto in G major at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens on January 29 as part of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Concerti chamber series.

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