A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Lee Taylor enjoys a varied musical career involving performance, education, and administration. Lee is currently a member of the Atlanta Ballet and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras and is a founding member of Amati Chamber Music. She was a long-time member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and has played with the Alabama Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Colorado Music Festival. As a chamber musician, Lee has performed at the Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Chamber Music Quad Cities in Davenport, Iowa.
An avid educator, Lee maintains an active home studio and is on the music faculty of Perimeter College of Georgia State University. Her students populate youth orchestras and chamber music programs in both Atlanta and Tallahassee. She enjoys working with beginners and advanced students alike and has celebrated their successes in Georgia and Florida All-State orchestras and solo competitions. Former students have gone on to study violin performance at Oberlin Conservatory, Lawrence University, and Boston University. As an administrator, Lee has been on staff at the Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In 2020, Lee joined forces with Dr. Shannon Thomas to establish MusicBridges Tallahassee. As Co-Artistic Directors, they introduce pre-K students in Title I schools to the violin with a curriculum that strengthens literacy skills and promotes early music education.
Taylor received her Bachelor’s in Violin Performance, Summa Cum Laude, at the University of Michigan as a student of Paul Kantor. She currently resides in Tallahassee with her husband, Greg Sauer, and their wonderful crew of teenagers.
See Lee perform at The Winter’s Tale during the Austin Chamber Music Festival!