Solina Lee


Solina Lee attends the 2022 TSM Academy courtesy of the Joyce Gutmann and Denise Ireland & Harry Underwood Fellowship.

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Solina Lee’s musical journey started on the piano at the age of 5 in a small Albertan town called Fox Creek. In 2006, Solina moved to Calgary, Alberta where she began playing the cello. She studied with John Kadz in the Advanced Performance Program at the Mount Royal Conservatory of Music.

Solina received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at McGill University, Schulich School of Music in 2021. She is a recipient of the Schulich Scholarship. Ms. Lee recently completed her Graduate Diploma in Professional Performance at the Schulich School of Music and will be continuing her studies with Professor Brian Manker pursuing a Master’s in Music Cello Performance this coming fall.

As an avid chamber musician, Solina was a member of the Theia String Quartet from 2019 to 2021, coached by Professor André Roy. They won the second prize at the 2019 McGill Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Lee is currently a member of the 8PM Piano Trio. Formed in September 2021, the trio was awarded the grand prize at the 2021 McGill Chamber Music Competition, where they have been awarded a residency at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The trio has performed at the Chappelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal and has been invited to perform in the opening concert of the Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival in May.

Aside from playing the cello, Solina enjoys exploring cafés in Montréal, crocheting and knitting, and spending time with her family.