String Faculty: Patrick Jee

Cellist Patrick Jee joined the New York Philharmonic in July 2013. He has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, making appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Salle Gaveau, and the Seoul Arts Center. He also performed on CNN’s American Morning as well as at the United Nations at the commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the Korean War armistice.  
 
As a soloist, he has performed with the Buffalo and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Toulouse, Edmonton Symphony, and the Orchestre National d’Île de France.  He has been a guest artist at major music festivals, including Aspen, Banff, Caramoor, Casals, Kneisel Hall, La Jolla, and Olympic. 
 
In 2006, Mr. Jee was the Grand Prize winner of the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition, which earned him concerts throughout Mexico and a recording contract with Naxos subsidiary Urtext Records. He has also won top awards at the Andre Navarra International Cello Competition, the Holland-America Music Society Cello Competition, and the Irving Klein String Competition. 
 
An avid chamber musician, he is a member of the New Piano Trio, winners of the 2008 Fischoff, 2007 Coleman, and 2007 Plowman chamber music competitions and recipient of the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur W. Foote Prize. Since 2001, he has performed with the Sejong Soloists, collaborating with artists such as Barry Douglas, Vladimir Feltsman, Lynn Harrell, Cho-Liang Lin, and Gil Shaham. As a founding member of Ensemble Ditto, he helped introduce over 15,000 people to chamber music as South Korea’s most popular classical musical presentation of 2008. 
 
Before joining the New York Philharmonic, Patrick Jee served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Principal Cello of the Grant Park Orchestra, and was on faculty at Roosevelt University-Chicago College of Performing Arts. His transcription of Glazunov’s Meditation, published by International Music Company (IMC), recently won First Prize from the Music Publishers Association’s Paul Revere Awards, and his transcription of Corelli’s La Follia Variations was released by IMC in 2013.  
 
Mr. Jee holds a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music from Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot. He can be heard on the Albany, Urtext, and HM record labels.