The Kennedy Center
Teri Hopkins Lee

Teri Hopkins Lee
First Violins

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, NSO cellist James Lee. 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 11th year in residence at Episcopal High School.  In 1999, Ms. Lee appeared as a featured soloist with the NSO in the Vivaldi Festival.

Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210