Jinwoo Lee, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

In Sunday’s (10/15) CBS 58 (Milwaukee), Daniela Cado reports, “A lead violinist and liaison, if you will, between the conductor and the musical ensemble, is hard to come by. This appointed role often lasts decades and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra hasn’t had a new concertmaster for more than a quarter century. Jinwoo Lee is the newly appointed 2023-2024 concertmaster at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra…. Lee is a native of South Korea—his talents have taken him to three continents to train and perfect his skills. ‘I received my bachelor’s and master’s at the Juilliard School and my Artist Diploma and Doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music,’ he added. Lee’s extensive performance history on a global stage led him to become concertmaster in Germany for almost 10 years. Now, he’s in our Milwaukee hometown…. Lee said he’s played concerts all over America, Europe and Asia…. MSO’s new concertmaster said [classical] music is an art form that demands that you keep your ears open. ‘I think music transcends everything: language, tradition, culture, heritage,’ Lee said.”