Texas-born flutist Esther Hyung Lee moved to Korea when she was seven years old. After she began her flute studies at age 14, she attended Kay Won High School of Arts and studied with Eun Kyung Kim, Young Ok Kim, and Yeon Hwa Song.
After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Sook Myung Women’s University in Korea under the guidance of Mi Sook Kim, Ms. Lee returned to the United States and studied with Soo-Kyung Park. She received her Master’s Degree at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Linda Chesis, then continued her education at Carnegie Mellon University where she received her Artist Diploma under Jeanne Baxtresser and Alberto Almarza. Ms. Lee has been the recipient of merit scholarships at Sook Myung University and MSM, as well as a prestigious full scholarship at CMU.
Furthermore, Ms. Lee has performed in various masterclasses led by world-renowned artists, including Jasmine Choi, Peter-Lukas Graf, Lorna McGhee, Michael Parloff, and Karl-Heinz Schultz. An active soloist, she has held numerous recitals and concerts in halls such as Korea Kumho Art Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Carnegie Mellon Institute, Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, and Lincoln Center in New York.
Currently, Ms. Lee serves as a member of MTA Artist, Blooming Flute Ensemble, NY Flutists, and New York Wind Orchestra. She spends most of her time teaching privately and is a cat enthusiast.
Flutist and self-taught artist Lareine Han has extensive domestic and international experience in magazines, artist management, marketing, concert promotion, instrument repair, sales, performing, education, consulting, and more. With formal studies of the flute starting at the age of 16 with flutist Ui-Kyung Park in Seoul, Han has studied the flute in all of its diverse facets.
Han received her Master's degree in Flute Performance under the tutelage of Soo-Kyung Park and Keith Underwood at New York University, where she served as an adjunct instructor. Han has an exceptionally strong ardor for baroque flute. She've had private studies with baroque flutist David Ross in NYC. Han received her Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance and Music Education at Konkuk University in Seoul, studying with flutists Sooann Chung and Soohyun Paik.
During her last year in undergraduate studies, Han started working at several production agencies for a heuristic approach to self-discovery. With growing enthusiasm in the profession and arts industry, she continued her Master's Degree in Art Administration at Ewha Women's University in Seoul while working as the Chief Coordinator at a Korean flute magazine company and the Korea Flute Educators Association. Han’s work helped the magazine “Flute & Flutist” develop its contents.
Since Han moved to the United States in 2013, she has often shared and developed her various talents by collaborating with artists and companies in diverse fields. She has also become a disciple of the best flute technician Yongin Namkung in NYC, and Straubinger Flutes in Indianapolis, IN, and has been serving as a managing director at SKP Consulting and Management (flute education & career-related consulting and management). Han is a faculty member at the Music Department of Molloy College (Long Island, NY) from Fall 2017.
A believer in music’s uniting powers, flutist Edna Jeon brings to the stage her innovativeness and openness of mind as a soloist, collaborator, and orchestral musician. She has been praised for her charismatic stage presence, impressive technique, and thoughtful approach to music in repertoire ranging from Bach sonatas to contemporary works such as Ian Clarke’s Zoom Tube.
Passionate in audience engagement, Ms. Jeon has worked with a small team of musicians to design and perform “Playing with Food,” a fully integrated dining and concert experience at a Pittsburgh restaurant. She is also an enthusiastic advocate of collaboration and has premiered The Mermaid for Solo Flute by Chelsea Komschlies. In addition, she has appeared as a guest artist at the 12th Ahava Charity Music Concert, a fundraising concert series held in South Korea, and has been a part of distinguished festivals such as Eastern Music Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Miami Music Festival, and Festival Napa Valley.
Ms. Jeon currently resides in Pittsburgh, where she recently completed her Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to her hometown in California and visiting the sea lions at Pier 39.