Praised as “spectacular” and a “virtuosic tour-de-force” (New York Concert Review) cellist Patrick Jee has earned international acclaim for his bold musicality, rich sound, and passionate performances. He 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.
In 2006, Mr. Jee won the Grand Prize in the Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition as well as top awards in other major competitions such as the Andre Navarra and Irving Klein. Mr. Jee joined the New York Philharmonic in 2013 after previously serving 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 Co., won the Music Publisher’s Association’s Paul Revere Award. His transcription of Corelli’s “La Folia” Variations was released in 2013 as well as J.S. Bach’s Two Part Inventions and Bernard Romberg’s Three Themes of Mozart both for violin and cello.
Mr. Jee is on faculty at New York University and 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.