Hai-Ye Ni

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Joining the Sarasota Music Festival faculty in 2023

An exceptional musician renowned for her fluid technique, gorgeous tone, and brilliantly expressive performances, Hai-Ye Ni enjoys a distinguished career as principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and as a sought-after soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Hai-Ye also performed a Baroque concerti program with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra as soloist and conductor.

In the summer of 2022, Hai-Ye performed at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and taught at the Meadowmount School of Music.

She won the prestigious Naumburg International Cello Competition in 1990, as well as the International Paulo Cello Competition in Finland, and Rostropovich Competition.

Hai-Ye has a solo CD on Naxos. She has given masterclasses at Curtis, Manhattan School, and Shanghai Conservatory. Hai-Ye graduated from Juilliard.