Cleveland plucks NY quartet player as assistant concertmaster

Cleveland plucks NY quartet player as assistant concertmaster


norman lebrecht

August 24, 2016

Jessica Lee, a member of the Johannes String Quartet and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two, is packing her bags and moving to Cleveland.

She will occupy the seat recently vacated by Yoko Moore.

Jessica has enjoyed a portfolio career which has not, until now, included playing in an international orchestra.

jessica lee

photo: Jodi Buren


  • Qwerty1234 says:

    Did she audition?

  • Jim Fellows says:

    I think you mean Julianne–not Jessica. Two different violinists.

  • NYMike says:

    Cellist Dane Johansen, recently of the LC Chamber Music Society’s wonderful Escher Quartet, departed for the Cleveland Orchestra last year. His replacement Brook Speltz has fit right in.

  • Richard Wilson says:

    This is Vassar’s loss. We will miss Jessica: but what a great opportunity!

  • Jonathan Vinocour says:

    Jessica is a great player – lucky Cleveland!

  • Joseph says:

    And Jessica is KOREAN-American, not Chinese! Native of Richmond, Va.