Cellist Patrick Jee ’03MM won a position with the nation’s oldest orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, last November. Jee, who has been lauded as “spectacular” (American Record Guide) and a “virtuosic tour-de-force” (New York Concert Review), will also be a featured guest soloist in the Yale Cellos’ 30th anniversary performance on April 10, 2013.
Patrick Jee holds a B.M. degree from the Juillard School and the M.M. degree from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Aldo Parisot. In 2006, he was the Grand Prize winner of the 5th Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition. That same year, he was appointed by Sir Andrew Davis as the assistant principal cellist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Mr. Jee will continue to perform internationally as a soloist and with his ensemble, the NEW Trio, whose other members are violinist Andrew Wan and pianist Julio Elizalde. In his Yale appearance on April 10, he will perform Ezra Laderman’s Fantasy for Solo Cello. Laderman lauded Jee’s recording of the work (Albany Records), saying, “Patrick Jee is a consummate soloist, charismatic, involved, and technically brilliant. He knows the cello totally.”