23-Year-Old Violinist Becomes Youngest Musician to Be Given Tenure With BSO

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Violinist Julianne Lee has become the youngest musician to be tenured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The 23-year-old Korean joined the orchestra last year, selected from a pool of 225 players.

The Curtis graduate is in her last year at New England Conservatory as a master's student of Donald Weilerstein and Kim Kashkashian.

Born into a musical family, Lee grew up in New Jersey, Canada and Paris. Her father is a cellist with the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra; her sister Janet, 27, is a tenured cellist with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra in Germany. Last year, she participated in the Marlboro Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and a European tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as guest principal violist.

The youngest musician appointed to the BSO was trumpeter Roger Voisin, who joined at 17 in 1935.

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