Shiang-Yin Lee

Principal Cello

Photograph of Shiang-Yin Lee

Cellist Shiang-Yin Lee received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from the University of Washington, Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Music with Cum Laude from the University of North Texas. She studied with Teachers Raymond Davis, Cordelia Miedel, Toby Saks, Yehuda Hanani, Marion Feldman and studied cello pedagogy with internationally renowned pedagogues Phyllis Young and Irene Sharp. She participated at Aspen Music Festival and studied Baroque cello and Early Music at Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in Netherlands for several summers. She is a Adjunct Faculty at the University of Puget Sound/Community Music Department. She is also a cello coach of Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. She is a cello faculty at Music Works Northwest, a non-profit community music school since 2000 and directs the Music Works Cello Choir. She is an active performer in the Seattle area. She performs with Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, MWNW First Friday Concert Series, Eastgate Chamber Music Festival and Seattle Downtown Association “Out to Lunch” concert series.


The principal is generally responsible for leading the section and playing orchestral solos.


The strings of a modern symphony orchestra make up the largest family of instruments in the orchestra. This family is made up of five sections consisting of first violins, second violins, violas, cellos and basses.