Helen Lee, a Hong Kong native, grew up in Seattle. She began her flute studies with Wendy Wilhelmi at the age of 13. She holds numerous awards from her high school years, including the Metro State Competition, the Seattle Young Artists Festival, the Bellevue Young Artists Festival, and the Horsfall Flute Competition. These accomplishments led to the appearances and live performances at the KING FM radio station. Following high school, Ms. Lee became recipient of scholarships to study flute and piccolo at the University of Washington with Professor Felix Skowronek. While there, she spent a year studying abroad at the Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. Besides the Symphony, the Wind Ensemble, and many different types of chamber groups at the University of Washington, Helen has performed with the Aoyama Gakuin University Symphony in Tokyo. She received a Bachelor of Art in Music, a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, and a Bachelor of Art in Japanese Linguistics in 2004. Her many masterclass appearances included instruction with Alexa Still, Adrianne Greenbaum, Imani Winds, the Leipzig-Gewandhaus Quartet, Kenneth Andrews, Junzo Hosokawa, Susan Milan, and Timothy Day. Since graduating, Helen has continued her flute and piccolo studies with Wendy Wilhelmi, Shelley Collins, and Zart Dombourian-Eby. Currently, Helen is teaching and performing around the Northwest while auditioning for symphonies around the nation. She performs regularly with Federal Way Symphony Orchestra, Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, and Northwest Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Lee is a founding member of Musica Grazioso and Andromeda Winds Consort and has future plans to pursue her Masters in Music Performance.