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Benjamin Lee

2024 Cello

Ben Lee is a 9th grader at Rutgers Preparatory School and has played the cello since 3rd grade. He studied Cello with esteemed teachers such as David Geber and currently studies with Emirhan Tunca in the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division. Ben has attended a number of music festivals with merit scholarships and was recently invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Throughout his musical journey, he has accumulated a number of prestigious awards, such as winning second place in both the Young Maestro International Competition, and the Concourse Competition hosted by the IAPMT.  Ben participated in chamber music groups such as Bernards Ensemble and Mockingbird Melody and has been a part of many outstanding orchestras, including the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Orchestras, Veritas, and the Harambee Youth Orchestra. He wishes to spread the joy of music so that others can experience what he has through music.