Mimisu Lee

Development Coordinator



Mimisu Lee is a French horn player from Halifax, born and raised in the music scene. She is an alumna of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and studied French horn during its inaugural year at the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, and in Toronto at the Glenn Gould School, The Royal Conservatory of Music. She has performed recital collaborations in chamber settings and with pianist LaLa Lee and soloed with orchestras including the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra in a special collaborative project titled “The Journey” with the Healing and Cancer Foundation conducted by Dinuk Wijeratne, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Chebucto Symphony. She has also been a young artist at the San Diego Youth Symphony – International Youth Symphony, and a returning young artist at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute in Whistler and at Halifax’s own Scotia Festival of Music.

Apart from her music performance training, Mimisu’s first non-performing music scene experience includes a position as head organizer of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra’s 40th anniversary concert/event week in April 2017 working closely with Music Director Dinuk Wijeratne, General Manager Tony James, and Production Manager Neil White. Mimisu has also been a Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Executive Assistant working with the same team, and an Arts Management Apprentice with Symphony Nova Scotia. She has also been the Scotia Festival Young Artist Coordinator Assistant and Assistant to the Festival for a number of years and has worked as Production Assistant/Funding Coordinator at Leaf Music ULC [record label]. You may also find Mimisu on stage subbing as an extra with Symphony Nova Scotia.


What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend much of my free time keeping active – especially skiing, swimming and exercising, watching tutorials and learning new skills, and spending time with family and friends.

What is your favourite piece of music?
It’s hard to say that I have one favourite piece but a few at the top of my list include Wagner’s Tannhauser Overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 and In Memoriam Op. 65 Adagio for Violin and Orchestra, and Mozart’s Requiem.

What’s your favourite music group(s)?
One of my favourite music groups is 2Cellos (a Croatian/Serbian cello duo), but sadly they disbanded in September 2022.

What are your outside interests?
I love to travel, explore new experiences and try new things, and spend time in the film industry.