Praised for his “ravishing vehemence” and “fleet-fingered, passionate… soulful performance” (The New York Times), violinist DANIEL S. LEE serves as a soloist, leader, and director. He is the founding director of the Sebastians and the concertmaster of Early Music New York, the Providence Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington National Cathedral Orchestra. He performs on various historical instruments and fosters ongoing collaborative research with luthier Karl Dennis (Warren, RI) and bowmaker David Hawthorne (Waltham, MA). As an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he is interested in the intersection of the arts and spirituality. Born in Chicago and raised in Seoul (South Korea) and in New York City, Daniel is equally (un)fluent in Korean and in English. He identifies himself as ethnically a New Yorker, and enjoys learning different languages and cultures. When not traveling and performing, he splits his time between Willard, MO, where he pastors a church, and New Haven, CT, where he teaches early music at the Yale School of Music.