Born in South Korea, violinist Yulee Seo has appeared as a soloist and an active chamber/orchestra player in Korea, Japan, China, Austria, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the USA. She has performed in major venues including Musikverein Vienna, Carnegie Hall, Salzburg Festspielhaus, Disney Hall, Liederhalle, Muza Kawasaki, and Seoul Arts Center.
A winner of numerous competitions, among them the Padova International Music Competition and the Dichler Competition, she played as soloist with Seoul Symphony, Hungarian Kammer, SK Networks Chamber, SNU Modern Ensemble and Tri Valley Youth Symphony. She also played at the St. Thomas Church where J.S.Bach worked as Kapellmeister, as part of the Bach Festival in Leipzig.
She has played with the Stuttgart Philharmonic (Praktikum), International Attergau Institute Orchestra (Principal), Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, Aurora Festival Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Bucheon Philharmonic, TIMF Ensemble, SNU-Mannheim Project Tour, amongst many others.
She is the recipient of numerous scholarships, including those awarded by the <Live Music Now> Foundation by Yehudi Menuhin, Rotary Club Wiener Neustadt, and Angelika-Prokopp Akademie of the Vienna Philharmonic. In recognition of the last award, she was invited to perform at the Salzburg Festival.
After moving to the United States, she recently joined the Marin Symphony, California Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic. She also plays with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. She serves as faculty member at the Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA), and she coaches Hope Box Charity Youth Orchestra as well as Tri-Valley Youth Symphony. She maintains a private studio in the Bay Area.
She is interested in classical music from various eras. She studied baroque violin with Ingomar Rainer, Jocelyne Rainer and Hiro Kurosaki. She has also worked with various contemporary composers including Dieter Schnebel, Jean-Bernard Matter, Jinho Kim and others.
Seo holds degrees from Seoul National University (BA with Honor) and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (Magister mit Auszeichnung; Konzertfach-Violine, Schwerpunkt in Altemusik).