After graduating from the Seoul High School of Arts, Soyoung Lee continued her studies in the Oberlin College and Yale University. A student of Michel Debost and Ransom Wilson, she has won many competitions in America. Lee played as principal flute of the Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra from 1992 until 2011, one of the leading orchestras in Korea. Soyoung Lee has given many concerts in Seoul. She has also played with the Ensemble of Tokyo as a guest principal flute several times. Lee teaches at Kunkook University, Seoul Arts Center and Seoul High school of arts.