A native of Hong Kong, Jeannette Lee graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English (First Class Honors). She was awarded the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund to further her musical studies at the New England Conservatory.
Apart from obtaining her Licentiate Diploma in singing with Distinction from the Trinity College London during her studies at CUHK, she won the prestigious Miss Barbara Fei Vocal Solo Prize and the Good Hope Singers Trophy. She was also the recipient of numerous scholarships such as the HKSAR Government Scholarship, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir Scholarship, and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation “Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry Music Fund” Scholarship.
As a concert soloist, Jeannette has performed Handel’s Messiah with Masterworks Chorale (Boston), Bach’s BWV 70 with the Hong Kong SingFest, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with the CUHK New Music Ensemble as well as Rutter’s A Sprig of Thyme, Schumann’s Zigeunerleben and Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals with the Chung Chi College Choir. She has also sung Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and Neue Liebeslieder Walzer at the St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong. Her recent chamber credits include performances of Brahms’ Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91 and Ravel’s Cinq melodies populaires grecques. Upcoming engagements include Sibelius’ Op. 37 and Bridge’s Three Songs for Medium Voice, Viola, and Piano.
Jeannette made her operatic debut in the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival in Italy. In the same year, she appeared as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Music Academy International. In the summer of 2017, Jeannette joined the roster of Miami Music Festival Apprentice Program and sang the mainstage role of Fox Golden-Strip in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.