Lina Yoo Min Lee, Piano

Award-winning Pianist Lina Yoo Min Lee enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator across the world, mostly in the United States, Spain and her native country, South Korea. She has been captivating audiences with her personal and insightful expressionist style. She won top prizes at many competitions and performed numerous recitals as a result of winning competitions as a teen. She has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall and Ceramic Palace Hall in Korea.


An ardent interpreter of contemporary music, she has premiered several works and regularly showcases works by underrepresented composers such as composers of color and female composers in her recital programs and projects. In 2o21, she founded the DEIB Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to bring better awareness to historically marginalized and systemically excluded works and BIPOC composers. As she is passionate about presenting her analysis and interpretation on contemporary pieces, her current dissertation project also explores piano works by a female living composer.


Lina earned both B.M. in Piano performance and M.M. degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as a pupil of Yong Hi Moon under a Lucy Brown Memorial Piano Scholarship, Lydia and Richard Gillespie Endowed Scholarship and Yeojung Annual Piano Scholarship. She is currently a DMA candidate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and serves as a graduate instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the tutelage of Jessica Johnson.