The Livingston Symphony Orchestra would like to congratulate the winner of our 2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition, Violinist Eilene Lee! She will be performing Violin Concerto #1 in G Minor by Max Bruch at our concert Saturday May 12th at 7:30PM, Livingston High School.

 Eilene Lee, 16, is currently a sophomore at Bergen County Academies, and started the violin at the age of 5. Eilene has been studying with Yu-Jeong Lee and currently is a student of Naoko Tanaka at The Juilliard School, pre-college division. Eilene has won prizes in numerous national and international violin competitions. She was the 1st prize winner at the YWCA New York Music Competition and NY International Music Concours and a winner of the NLPA National Young Virtuosi Recital Competition. Other competition awards included are the KRB NY International Music Competition, the International Virtuoso competition, and the International Grande Music Competition, performing in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie, as well as Merkin Hall in Kaufman Center. 

She has performed as a chamber musician as well, and won 1st prizes in several competitions including Camerata International Music Competition and East Coast International Music Competition. She has participated in music programs including The Echo Music Festival and School, and The Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Saarburg, Germany. 

Her orchestral experiences include New Jersey Region I Junior High School Orchestra where she has served as concertmaster, New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra 2, Juilliard Pre-college Symphony where she has served as principal. Eilene performed as a soloist with the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra. In addition, she volunteers at various charitable events with her chamber group, and participates in the Back to BACH Project, in which young musicians visit elementary schools and libraries to share a love of making music. She also visits senior homes across Northern New Jersey as a member of the Good Neighbor Ensemble.