The South Korean clarinetist HwanHee Lee grew up in Berlin, where she graduated from the CPE Bach musical high school and completed her further musical studies. At the age of thirteen she enrolled at the Hanns Eisler music college and earned her Bachelor and Master degrees at the Hochschule der Künste (Berlin College of the Arts) studying with Laura Ruiz Ferreres, Tibor Reman and François Benda.
Supported by funding from the Villa Musica Foundation, she played in the Schleswig-Holstein Festival orchestra and the Pacific Music Festival orchestra in Japan. She gathered further valuable experience as a trainee in the Mainz State Orchestra and as a substitute in the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Pforzheim Philharmonia of Baden.
From 2018 to 2019 HwanHee Lee taught the clarinet at Soongsil University in Seoul, South Korea. She has been a member of the Paul Hindemith Orchestral Academy since December 2019.