Jehye Lee was born in Seoul in 1986. She started playing the violin aged 7. She graduated from the Korean National University of Arts before studying for a master's degree in Boston with Miriam Fried. Lee then moved to Germany to continue her studies at the Kronberg Academy as a pupil of Ana Chumachenko. In 2013 she became the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra's youngest ever concertmaster, and recently she was appointed principal second violin with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Lee has taken first place in the Leopold Mozart Competition in Germany and the Sarasate Competition in Spain. She came third in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Lee has appeared as soloist with several European and Asian orchestras and has collaborated with such celebrated conductors as Valeri Gergiev and Myung-whun Chung. As a member of a piano trio, she has also gained a master's degree in chamber music and performed at chamber music festivals in different parts of Europe.
Jehye Lee's performances at the Kuhmo Chamber Music is in cooperation with the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation.