Junghae Lee (b. 1964) was born in Tōkyō and is a Korean citizen. She studied composition with Byung-Dong Paik at Seoul National University and later took part in masterclasses with Isang Yun and Tōru Takemitsu. In 1991, she moved to Basel where she studied electronic music and harpsichord at the Musik-Akademie Basel. A series of tape pieces reflects her search for strong and clear means of expression and led to their own idiom. After a phase of intensive activity in electro-acoustic music, she has once again turned her interest to instrumental composition. Special sounds and high expressivity characterize her work, both with and without electronic elements. Her pieces have been performed in many concerts and festivals for contemporary music, such as in Bourges, Seoul, etc.