The first in the Classical Connections series presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast features cellist Sang-Eun Lee at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin.

Lee has won top prizes in various international competitions including the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prize at the 2014 YCA Auditions in Seoul, Korea. At 15, she won first prize at the 2009 Johansen International Competition in Washington, D.C., second prize at the 2009 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Young Musician Prize of the Emanuel Feuermann Competition in Berlin. She also was awarded Germany’s Kronberg Academy Cello Festival’s 2009 Ingrid zu Solms Culture Prize.

“Sinfonia continues to focus on the advancement of all aspects of its music education initiatives,” said Demetrius Fuller, music and artistic director for Sinfonia Gulf Coast. “As one of our Sinfonia Prize recipients from NYC-based Young Concert Artists, Sang-Eun Lee exemplifies the traits of an artist destined for great success and we are honored and privileged to be able to present her to the Northwest Florida community during this stage of her career.”

Tickets range from $29.50 to $45 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 850-460-8800.