Ayoung Lee grew up in Korea, with her SA officer parents, with a dream of working in the opera. She started her training in her home country, but knew she needed to move to Italy, the home of opera, to make her dream a reality. Determined, she could be overcame her first hurtle - learning Italian. She was then accepted as a student at the prestigious Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. During her studies she has joined the Rome, Italy Salvation Army Corps, where she is the pianist.