Korean-born Canadian flutist and piccolo player, Susan Hyun Seung Lee, is a soloist, orchestral performer, adjudicator, and private instructor.
With over 25 years of teaching experience, Susan is a highly dedicated flute instructor who teaches students of all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced musicians. Working as a private teacher as well as a faculty member for music academies such as WFAA for 5 years and SCMA for 10 years, she guided hundreds of young musicians to reach their potential. Her students have been accepted into some of the province’s leading youth orchestras and admitted into music programs in some of the top universities in North America. As well as top placement in auditions, Susan’s students also achieve outstanding results in competitions and high marks in RCM exams; three of her students received gold medals for level 7 RCM flute and last year, her student was awarded the gold medal for level 10 RCM flute. Susan is in high demand as a flute clinician for band workshops and often adjudicates music festivals. Her most recent achievement is receiving a Teacher Certificate of Recognition from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Susan is a graduate of UBC with a major in flute performance and studied under the tutelage of esteemed flutists, Lorna McGhee, Brenda Fedoruk, and Lanny Pollet. Through the years, she has appeared in over 100 masterclasses with some of the most distinguished flutists, such as William Bennett, Sir James Galway, and Paul Edmund-Davies. Susan has been directed under the baton of prized conductors such as Leslie Dala and Ken Hsieh and performed with numerous ensembles including West Coast Symphony, Vancouver Philharmonic, and Aurora Trio. Currently she is a member of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra (since 2007) and the principal of Willingdon Symphony Orchestra (since 1999).