Artistic Director

Andrew Lee

 

Andrew M. Lee

Over the past decade, Lee has performed across the United States in some of America's greatest venues as a pianist and violinist, including: The White House, George Washington's Masonic Temple and Carnegie Hall. In addition to serving as the Founder & Artistic Director of the D.C. Strings Workshop (DCSW), Lee has performed as a violinist with the Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, SC and Ray Chew's "Night of Inspiration" at Carnegie Hall where he collaborated with world-class musicians and soloists including Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, and Shirley Caesar.

As an arts administrator, Lee has served on the board of several orchestras and community organizations. In addition to music, Lee has a professional background in corporate communications and politics. His board tenure spans groups as diverse as the Frederick Douglass Memorial & Historical Association to local political parties. 

Lee also serves as Personnel Manager for the Colour of Music Festival. In this role he was responsible for hiring more than +70 orchestral musicians and leading all aspects of logistics and planning for a 6-day series of concerts, performances and events. In 2018, Andrew was selected to serve as an Orchestral Liaison to the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of leading African-American and Latino musicians from around the world for the famed Sphinx Competition.

Andrew has been a first violinist with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Howard University Orchestra, D.C. Concert Orchestra, Elegy Orchestra, Alfred Street Baptist Church Orchestra, Metropolitan AME Orchestra, and Dupont Circle Symphony. He has also performed on tour with Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Earning his degree in music from the Furman University School of Music. He has studied conducting with Nevilla Ottley-Adjahoe, piano with Dr. Ruby Morgan, and violin with David Strom & Phyllis Fleming.