An exceptional musician renowned for her fluid technique, gorgeous tone and brilliant, expressive performances, cellist Hai-Ye Ni enjoys a distinguished, multi-faceted career as principal cellist of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra, and as a sought-after soloist and chamber musician. A versatile artist whose performances have been praised by the press as “soulfully expressive” (Washington Post) and possessing a “superbly focused sound” (San Francisco Chronicle),
Considered among the most accomplished cellists of her generation, Ms. Ni first came to national attention in 1990 when she won first prize at the Naumburg International Cello Competition, and as a result, made her greatly acclaimed Alice Tully Hall debut in 1991. She became principal cellist of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006. Other honors include a 2001 Avery Fisher Career Grant; second prize in the 1997 Rostropovich Competition (France); first prize in the 1996 International Paulo Cello Competition (Finland)
Ms. Ni has appeared as soloist with such symphony orchestras as Chicago, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Paris, the Shanghai Symphony. She recently performed Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations and Tan Dun’s concerto “the Map” with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Hai-Ye was a jury member of the V Paulo competition in Finland in 2013.
Hai-Ye Ni last performed for La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2014.
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