The violinist Mi-Kyung Lee studied in Gstaad, Switzerland, with Alberto Lysy, in Cologne with Igor Ozim, at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Sándor Végh and privately with Ana Chumachenko.
Her major awards in 1982 included the first prize at the German music schools competition, the silver medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (1985) and in 1988 the second prize - a first prize was not awarded, as so often - at the ARD competition.
As a soloist she has performed with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Academica Salzburg, the Radio Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki. As a soloist and chamber musician she has played at the Berlin Festival, the Menuhin Festival, the Helsinki Festival, the Salzburg Festival and the Casals Festival.
She has made many radio broadcasts and CD recordings.
From 1994 to 2003 Mi-Kyung Lee was artistic director of the Lemi-Lappeenranta Music Festival in Finland. Between 1991 and 1999 she taught at the University of the Arts Berlin. From 1999 she was a professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and gave master classes in many European countries, including England, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and Sweden as well as in Korea.
Mi-Kyung Lee has been teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich since the winter of 2005, and was appointed professor of violin in January 2006.