Born in Jeju, Korea, Jihye Lee started her piano studies at the age of five and went on to study at the Kaywon High School of Arts with Dr. SeungKyung Lee. Jihye earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Sookmyung Women’s University (Seoul, Korea) where she studied with Professor Soojin Park and Professor Namhee Lim. Recently Jihye received her Master’s degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of Professors Shigeo Neriki and Evelyne Brancart. In 2014, she was selected to give a recital at Ewon Art Hall in Seoul. Recently, Jihye has played in master classes and lessons for distinguished pianists such as Eduardus Halim, Gabriel Chodos, Christopher Harding, Tannis Gibson, Mayron Tsong and Awadagin Pratt. For the upcoming fall, Jihye will start her Performance Diploma and work as an Associate Instructor at the Jacobs school of Music, Indiana University, with Professor Evelyne Brancart. Jihye is the recipient of the Edmund Battersby Memorial Scholarship for the festival made possible by Vicki King.