Violoncellist. Brother of Louis Lee; born in Hamburg. He studied under J. N. Prell, and toured Germany from 1830 to 1836. He also played at the Theatre Italien in Paris, with Gusikow, and in London. From 1837 to 1868 he was solo cellist at the Grand Opera, Paris, after which he returned to live in Hamburg. His works include variations, divertissements, fantasias for cello and orchestra; variations for cello and string quartet; duos and method for cellos.