Patrick Jee: Music for Cello and Piano
Alexander Glazunov - Meditation in D Major, Op. 32 [3:44]
Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky - Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3 [3:24]
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 [6:23]
Korean-American cellist Patrick Jee has been known to audiences around the globe for his passionate performances, artistic journeys, and dazzling technique. Lauded by critics from the Strad Magazine, the Washington Post, and New York Concert Review for his “masterful technique,” “attractively bright sound,” and “satin-smooth singing line,” he has been described as a “virtuosic tour-de-force” and a “consummate soloist.” He has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras in Asia, Europe, and across North America including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Wigmore Hall. He has been enthusiastically received at major music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Caramoor Music Festival, La Jolla’s Summerfest, and at the Banff Center for the Arts. In 2003, he was invited to give a special concert at the United Nations commemorating the Korean War armistice and has also appeared on CNN/American Morning hosted by Paula Zahn. He can be heard on Univeral, Albany, HM, and Urtext record labels in addition to NPR and WFMT Chicago. Since, 2007, he has served as Assistant Principal Cellist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is on faculty at Chicago’s Roosevelt University. In 2008, he joined the distinguished list of publishers at the International Music Company in New York City for his arrangement of Alexander Glazunov’s Meditation in D Major.
Pianist Hyeyeon Park has distinguished herself as one of the major young concert artists from Korea, making her first public concert appearance with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten. She has gone on to win many of Korea’s top honors including being selected as a Kumho Foundation Young Artist and being the recipient of “The Most Promising Young Artist” award by the Korean Ministry of Education. She has been a prizewinner at international competitions such as Oberlin, Ettlingen, Maria Canals, Prix Amadeo, and Corpus Christi. As an active chamber musician, she has been a guest collaborator with artists such as Marina Piccinini, Alan Kay, Boris Berman, Nicholas Mann, and Paul Katz. He has held the position of Postgraduate Fellow at Yale University School of Music and is a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Conservatory.