Mari Lee, violin

Mari Lee is an artist dedicated to creating human connection through music. A violinist, creator, and entrepreneur, her works explore the relationship between audiences, performers, and composers.

Praised as “extremely impressive” by the Strad Magazine, Mari has performed as a violinist at such prestigious venues as the Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, as well as renowned festivals including Ravinia, Verbier, and Marlboro.

Mari is the artistic director and co-founder of Salon Séance, an immersive experience channeling kindred spirits through music. Salon Séance has won Tarisio’s Young Artists Grants and the Britten-Pears Foundation’s Britten Award, and has been presented by Yellow Barn Festival, Schubert Club, and The Crypt Sessions, among others.

Mari is a graduate of The Yehudi Menuhin School, New England Conservatory of Music, and Universität der Künste Berlin, where she studied with Natasha Boyarsky, Miriam Fried, and Nora Chastain. She is an alumna of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect and Beth Morrison’s Producer Academy, and is a member of CIPA (Creative & Independent Producer Alliance).

She plays on 1863 Jean-Baptiste Villaume.