The Kennedy Center

Teri Hopkins Lee



Biography

Teri Hopkins Lee received her bachelor's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and her master's degree from the Mannes School of Music. While pursuing her master's degree, she attended the Tanglewood Festival where she won a scholarship to study at the Britten-Pears School in England.  A native Californian, Ms. Lee moved to the D.C. area in 1985 with her husband, cellist James Lee, who had just become a member of the National Symphony. At that time she served as Concertmaster for the Handel Festival Orchestra, the Washington Bach Consort and performed her debut recital at the Corcoran Gallery. In 1989, Ms. Lee became a member of the NSO and one year later won an audition to join the first violin section. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Lee is a member of the National Chamber Players, now celebrating their ninth year in residence at Episcopal High School.  In 1999, Ms. Lee appeared as a featured soloist with the NSO in the Vivaldi Festival.
Teri Hopkins Lee