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CLASSICAL SERIES: MOZART AND TCHAIKOVSKY
Hai-Ye Ni joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as
Principal Cello at the beginning of the 200607 season after having served as Associate
Principal Cello of the New York Philharmonic
since 1999. During the 2010-11 season, she was
featured on a Philadelphia Orchestra concert
as soloist in Tan Dun’s The Map, Concerto for
Cello, Video, and Orchestra. She made her
solo debut with the Orchestra in January 2010
in Saint-Saens’s Cello Concerto No. 1. She
first came into prominence after her critically
praised New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in
1991, a result of her winning first prize at the
Naumburg International Cello Competition.
Recent performances highlights include the
Brahms “Double” Concerto, Beethoven’s
“Triple” Concerto, and John Williams’s Memoirs of a Geisha with the
Philadelphia Orchestra. Additional performances include a Baroque
concerti program with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra as soloist
and conductor, and Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating
Chinese Culture with Lang Lang at Carnegie Hall.
Among the ensembles with which she has appeared as soloist are the
Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver, Shanghai, Singapore, and Finnish
Radio symphonies; the Orchestre National de Paris; the Vienna Chamber
Orchestra; and the Hong Kong and China philharmonics. Her recital credits
include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian
Institute, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the Wallace Collection in London.
Ni is a recording artist with Delos Music, Ondine, and Naxos. Her CD,
Spirit of Chimes (Delos), is a collaboration with violinist Cho-Liang Lin
and pianist Helen Huang of chamber music by Zhou Long. Ni is featured
on an Ondine recording with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Christoph
Eschenbach of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Seven Romances on
Poems of Alexander Blok. Her 1998 debut solo CD on the Naxos label was
named CD of the week by Classic FM London.
A respected musician, Ni served on the jury of Finland’s V International
Paulo Cello Competition in April 2013 and has given master classes at
the Curtis Institute of Music, the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan
School of Music, the Shanghai Conservatory, and the Central Conservatory
in Beijing. Among her honors and awards are first prize in the 1996
International Paulo Cello Competition, second prize of the Rostropovitch
competition in 1997, and a 2001 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Born in Shanghai, China, Ni began cello studies with her mother and later
studied at the Shanghai Conservatory. She continued her musical education
with Irene Sharp at the San Francisco Conservatory, Joel Krosnick at the
Juilliard School, and William Pleeth in London.