Dr. Kichoung Lee has graduated from Yewon School and Seoul Arts High School, Seoul National University (Korea), and continued her studies and obtained her doctoral degree in Piano Performance at Northwestern University (Illinois, U.S.A) under the guidance of Dr. David Kaiserman. She also studied collaborative piano at Boston University.
Dr. Lee has been the prize winner of Chicago WNIB Competition, New York Debut Artists International Competition, Northwestern University Concerto Competition, Boston University Concerto Competition, International Piano Duo Association Competition, and Tokyo International Piano Duo Competition. She has performed with major orchestras including Chicago Korean Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra (Singapore), Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean-American Symphony Orchestra, Kwangjin Symphony Orchestra, Sejong Chamber Ensemble, and Sejong University Symphony Orchestra, etc.
Dr. Lee has been featured as a soloist at numerous concerts in New York (Carnegie Weill Hall), Chicago (Steinway Hall, North Park College), Boston (Harvard Paine Hall, M.I.T.Recital Hall), San Francisco (San Francisco State University), Oregon (American Liszt Society Festival), Guam (University of Guam) in the U.S.A., Canada (Orford Music Festival), China (Jining University, Shandong), Japan (Suntory Hall, Tsunohazu Hall), New Zealand (University of Auckland), Singapore (Victoria Hall), Italy (Lanciano Music Festival), France (Conservatoire de Musique Olivier Messaen), and the major cities in Korea.
She has been invited as a judge for the ASIA International Music Competition (Tokyo, Japan), ICA International Piano Competition & Festival (Hanoi, Vietnam).
Dr. Lee is currently a professor of the Music Department at Sejong University (Seoul, Korea), and in charge of the chairperson of Seocho International Music Society and the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the ICA International Piano Competition & Festival (Hanoi, Vietnam)