Cellist Andrea Lee, who has been praised for her "elegant solo work" (New York Times) and "sublime" playing (Times Union), enjoys a busy freelance and teaching career in New York City. She is a founding member of two critically-acclaimed ensembles, Lunatics at Large and Build, and performs regularly with A Far Cry, The Knights, and East Coast Chamber Orchestra. She has particiapted in festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including Taos School of Music, Spoleto Festival USA, IMS Prussia Cove, Holland Music Sessions, and Banff and collaborated in performance with members of the Borromeo, Jupiter, and Miami Quartets. She holds a BA in history with distinction from Yale University and graduate degrees in cello performance from New England Conservatory and Mannes College. A devoted teacher, she serves on the faculties of Turtle Bay Music School and the New York Philharmonic School Partnership Program. Her principal teachers have been Richard Aaron, Yeesun Kim, Timothy Eddy, and Frans Helmerson. Apart from her more traditional music activities, she has performed live with Sufjan Stevens and recorded for the band Vampire Weekend.