The Kennedy Center

Teri Hopkins Lee



Biography

Teri Hopkins Lee received her bachelor's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Isadore Tinkleman. Lee earned her master's degree from the Mannes School of Music, studying with Felix Galimir. A native Californian, Ms. Lee moved to the D.C. area in 1985 with her husband, National Symphony Orchestra cellist James Lee. At that time she served as Concertmaster for the Handel Festival Orchestra and the Washington Bach Consort, and performed her debut recital at the Corcoran Gallery. In 1989, Ms. Lee became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra and one year later won an audition to join the first violin section. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Lee is a founding member of the National String Quartet whose appearances include the Phillips Gallery, Cosmos Club, and the Kennedy Center. This year the quartet celebrates its 15th season in residence at the Meridian House International. Ms. Lee has appeared in such series as Chamber Artists of Washington, 20th Century Consort, Music at the United States Holocaust Museum, and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. She is also a member of the Stratford Chamber Players, performing with former National Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster William Steck. In 1999, Ms. Lee appeared as a featured soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in the Vivaldi Festival.
Teri Hopkins Lee