Born in 1975 in Seoul, Korea, Rachel Lee received a B.M. and M.M. from Mannes College of Music and her M.A. from Marland University. She has studied with Byung-dong Paik, Jung-sun Park and Bruce Saylor.
Currently, she is in the Doctoral program in Composition at Rutgers University studying with Gerald Chenoweth. She won the 17th Composition Competition of the Contemporary Music Society in 1994. Her works have been performed in Korea, New York and at the Pan Music International Festival, Soho Contemporary Music Festival and etc.
Recent engagements include performances at the Brooklyn Conservatory, the International Piano Festival in Gijon, Spain, Le Poisson Rouge and in Fort Greene Park as part of the Make Music New York Festival. A frequent performer of new music, she has collaborated with composers Michael Klingbeil and Michael Rose. As a vocal accompanist she has worked with Christine Moore, Emily Howard and Amy van Roekel.