Joelle Kee

  • Instrument: First Violin
  • Member Since: 2018

With her violin case on her back, Ms. Kee has lived quite an itinerant musical life throughout North America since her family moved from South Korea in her youth. Under the tutelage of Atis Bankas, Zvi Zeitlin, and Paul Kantor, she earned her Bachelor of Music at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY; and Master of Music at Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio. During those years she made solo appearances with Eastman Symphony, Korean-Canadian Symphony and Kindred Spirit Orchestra and her chamber groups had won top prizes in Glenn Gould Chamber Music Competition and The Honor’s Chamber Competition. Summers were spent performing in music festivals including Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Bowdoin Festival in Maine, and Spoleto Festival in Charleston. After several years of fellowship at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, she also has served a couple of seasons as a member of Symphony Nova Scotia.  

Ms. Kee currently resides in Toronto, performing with several orchestras throughout Ontario such as Ontario Philharmonic, Hamilton Philharmonic, and Brantford Symphony Orchestra; and with chamber music ensembles such as Toronto Messiaen Ensemble, Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts series and AK production concert series. She is also passionate about coaching young musical minds, maintaining a teaching studio in GTA.