Patrick Jee - Cello
Praised as a “virtuosic tour-de-force” (New York Concert Review) and “a truly outstanding artist” (Bernard Jacobson), cellist Patrick Jee has earned international acclaim for his bold musicality, rich sound, and passionate performances.
Mr. Jee has made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall as well as special performances at the United Nations and on CNN, American Morning. Mr. Jee has given extensive tours of the United States, Europe, and Asia. Solo engagements with orchestras include Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Toulouse, Edmonton Symphony, and the Chambre Orchestra Ile’de France.
In 2006, Mr. Jee won the Grand Prize in the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition and has won top awards in the Andre Navarra and Irving Klein competitions as well. He is a member of the piano trio, the New Trio (www.NewTrio.com) whose prizes include the 2008 Fischoff, 2007 Coleman, and the 2007 Plowman Chamber Music Competitions.
Recently appointed by Alan Gilbert, Mr. Jee joins the New York Philharmonic in 2013 as one of its newest members. He has previously served as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Principal Cello of the Grant Park Orchestra. His transcription of the Glazunov Meditation, published by International Music Company, recently won the Music Publisher's Association's Paul Revere Award and his transcription of Corelli’s “La Folia” Variations is set to be released in 2013.
Mr. Jee holds a B.M. from the Juilliard School and a M.M. from Yale University where he studied with Aldo Parisot. He can be heard on the Albany, Urtext, and HM record labels. For more information please visit www.PatrickJee.com.