Gunyong Lee was born in South Korea. He became interested in trombone when he was thirteen years old. He earned a B.Mus. degree in trombone from HanYang University in Seoul and an MA degree from City University of New York, Queens College. He is in his second year of doctoral studies at the University of Kansas. His major trombone teachers include Jun-Sik, Yoo, Haim Avitsur, and Dr. Michael Davidson. His performance credits include the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Seoungnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Junju Philharmonic Orchestra and Korea National Police Symphony Orchestra, Topeka Symphony Orchestra in Topeka, Kansas, and Eutiner Festspiele in Eutin, Germany.