Sangwon Lee

Principal Clarinet

Sangwon Lee joined the Hartford Symphony as Principal Clarinet in 2023. He has performed with orchestras all over New England, which include the Boston Philharmonic, Berkshire Opera Festival, Vermont Symphony, Dartmouth Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, etc. As a chamber musician, Sangwon has shared the stage with the late Peter Serkin – performing the Beethoven and the Mozart Quintets for Piano with Winds in multiple performances in 2018.

In addition to performing, Sangwon is passionate about music education. He has coached the clarinet sections of all levels at the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has taught clarinet, saxophone, and chamber music at the Bard Music Camp in the summers since 2016 and was an instructor of clarinet and saxophone at the Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, MA.

He holds a BM in Clarinet Performance and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MM in Critical, Curatorial, and Performance Studies from Bard College, and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory. His teachers include Daniel Gilbert and Thomas Martin.