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Benjamin Hoffman selected for Global Academy Fellowship Program

Benjamin Hoffman, violin

Benjamin Hoffman, violin

Violinist Benjamin Hoffman ’14 MM, a DMA candidate at the Yale School of Music, has been selected as a fellow in the NY Philharmonic’s Global Academy Fellowship Program.

Ten musicians have been selected to travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the second year of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities to train and play with Philharmonic musicians as a path toward building a successful career. MORE

Published August 24, 2015
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Leelanee Sterrett ’10MM wins position in New York Philharmonic

sterrett_leelaneeLeelanee Sterrett ’10MM recently won the position of assistant principal horn with the New York Philharmonic. She joins other recent YSM alumni who are members of the orchestra.

Leelanee Sterrett received her M.M. degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with William Purvis, and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison,  studying with Douglas Hill. A native of northern Michigan, she also graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition to performing with the New York Philharmonic, Leelanee has been a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra as well as the La Crosse and Fox Valley symphony orchestras in Wisconsin. In 2007 she was named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist, and also received second prize in the International Horn Competition of America. She has spent summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Pacific and Sarasota Music festivals, and the National Orchestral Institute. As part of her Academy program, Leelanee taught in Queens at PS 13Q.

Published July 2, 2013
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Patrick Jee ’03MM wins position with New York Philharmonic

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.”

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Published March 16, 2013
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Alumna Yoobin Son wins position with New York Philharmonic

Yoobin Son ’09MM will soon join the New York Philharmonic as second flute.

Currently a fellow in The Academy/Ensemble ACJW, Yoobin Son teaches at PS 207K in Brooklyn. Yoobin Son earned her Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Ransom Wilson. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Khaner, and received the Artist Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music. She is a native of Seoul, Korea.

Yoobin Son was principal flutist of the 2010 Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and served as acting principal flutist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Yoobin participated in Japan’s Pacific Music Festival, led by Maestro Valery Gergiev. In addition to recitals in the U.S. and in Korea, Yoobin has performed as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Orchestra at William Paterson University, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a winner of the Olga Koussevitzky International Winds Competition, National Flute Association Soloist Competition, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions, and the Florida Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Published November 15, 2012
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From the Archives: New York Phil at Yale in 1922


In 1922, the Philharmonic Society of New York – which would later call itself the New York Philharmonic – performed at Yale. It was the orchestra’s 1660th concert and fell in their eightieth season. A year previously, the Philharmonic had merged with the New York-based National Symphony Orchestra (not the same organization as the ensemble of the same name based in Washington, DC). MORE

Published May 28, 2009
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