Mari Lee is an artist dedicated to forging deep human connections through music. As a violinist, creative mind, and visionary entrepreneur, she continuously explores the intricate 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, Licoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, as well as renowned festivals including Ravinia, Verbier, and Marlboro.
As the CEO and Artistic Director of Salon Séance, Mari leads a pioneering company that produces experiential concerts rooted in the idea that performing is an act of channeling. 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 an alumna of The Yehudi Menuhin School, New England Conservatory of Music, and Universität der Künste Berlin, studying under Natasha Boyarsky, Miriam Fried, and Nora Chastain. She was a fellow at Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect and Beth Morrison’s Producer Academy, and is a member of CIPA (Creative & Independent Producer Alliance). Mari plays on 1863 Jean-Baptiste Villaume.
Through her artistry and entrepreneurial endeavors, Mari Lee continues to redefine the boundaries of classical music.