Virtuoso on the violoncello and the piano. He was born in Hamburg, and is a brother of Sebastian Lee and a pupil of J. N. Prell. He first appeared in public when only twelve, touring through Germany and Denmark. He lived in Paris for several years, then eturned to Hamburg, where he taught in the Conservatory. He established chamber quartet concerts, and for many years was principal cellist of the Philharmonic Society. Among his works are Music to Schiller's Jungfrau von Orleans, also to William Tell; symphonies; sonatas; duos for piano and violoncello; quartet and trio for piano and strings; and pianopieces.