SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore

Singaporean violinist Gabriel Lee is a virtuoso in highly varied sound-worlds, ranging from crossover music with his popular instrumental band the Lorong Boys and other established fusion groups, early music with his baroque violin, to fresh interpretations of the classical canon on his modern violin.

An active soloist in the classical scene, Gabriel has performed solo recitals in the USA, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar, and has performed solo with the Baltimore Baroque Band, Orchestra of the Music Makers, PSPA International Ensemble, Peabody Conductor’s Orchestra and the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra. He won a first violin position with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and freelanced professionally with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Festival Orchestra and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

Gabriel is an emerging baroque violinist, having had multiple solo appearances with the Baltimore Baroque Band, frequently appearing in the Music at St. Bartholomew’s series, and performing in the Wilmington Bach Festival and the Amherst Early Music Festival. He is the Founding Director of the Philharmonic Society of Myanmar, Adjunct Faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and the School of the Arts, Leader-Mentor for the Orchestra of the Music Makers, and has served as violin mentor for the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.

Gabriel has received various awards and scholarships, including the JC Van Hulsteyn Award in Violin, the Gold Award at the 6th Asian Youth Music Competition and the Paul Abisheganaden Grant for Artistic Excellence. He graduated with two Master of Music degrees in Violin Performance and Baroque Violin Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, supported by a full scholarship from YSTCM and the Trailblazer Foundation. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree from YSTCM as Valedictorian of his cohort.

Gabriel plays on an 1837 Aldric on loan from the Rin Collection.