Hornist Amanda Lee is a fundraiser, freelancer, and private teacher in New York City and New Jersey. She has performed throughout New York City’s five boroughs as a chamber and orchestral musician.
Before coming to New York, Amanda completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with former Cleveland Orchestra principal horn Richard Solis. While in Cleveland, she served as principal horn of the Ohio Philharmonic and can be heard on a recording featuring the orchestra with pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Amanda completed graduate work at the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Javier Gandara of the Metropolitan Opera.
Amanda is a founding member of The Astoria Music Project, which presents informative and un-intimidating chamber music experiences in venues throughout NYC. She is also a proud member of the Metropolitan Horn Authority, a versatile and exciting horn quartet, which performs music from classical to pop and everything in between.
As a fundraiser for arts education programs at the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Amanda is an advocate of making music accessible to people of all backgrounds, especially for students in underserved communities.