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Yale Brass Trio to perform music of four centuries on February 1

The faculty trio will also perform the world premiere of Ezra Laderman’s Brass Trio

The Yale School of Music’s Faculty Artist Series presents a concert featuring the Yale Brass Trio on Tuesday, February 1 at 8:00pm in Sprague Hall (College and Wall Streets). In addition to the world premiere of Yale Professor and former YSM Dean Ezra Laderman’s Brass Trio, the program includes Stjepan Sulek’s Sonata (Vox Gabrielli) for Trombone and Piano, Clara Schumann’s Romances for Horn and Piano, Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor for Piano, Op. 23 and Gabaye’s Recréation for Brass Trio and Piano. With distinguished professors Allan Dean, trumpet; William Purvis, horn; Scott Hartman, trombone; and guest artist Mihae Lee, piano. Admission to the concert is FREE. For more information, go to, call 203-432-4158, or come to the Sprague Hall Box Office at the corner of Wall and College Streets Monday – Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Allan Dean, trumpet, is a member of the Summit Brass and the St. Louis Brass Quintet and was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for eighteen years and the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble for ten years. Involved in Baroque and Renaissance music performed on original instruments, Mr. Dean is a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band as well as the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble. Mr. Dean performs and teaches each summer at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He has appeared at the Casals and Spoleto (USA) Festivals, the Banff Centre and the Orford Arts Centre in Canada, Musike Belinge in Sweden, and the Puebla Instrumenta in Mexico. He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on over eighty recordings on major labels including RCA, Columbia, Nonesuch, Pro Arte, CRI, Musical Heritage, and Summit labels. He joined the Yale Faculty in 1988.

Scott Hartman, trombone, received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Eastman School of Music and began his career by joining the Empire Brass Quintet and the Boston University faculty in 1984. As a trombone soloist and with his various chamber groups, Mr. Hartman has taught and played concerts throughout the world and in all fifty States. He has been featured with the Boston Esplanade Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, BBC Radio Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and National Symphony. Mr. Hartman now performs and records with Proteus7, the Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Hollywood Brass and the trombone quartet, Four of a Kind. He has recorded for the Angel EMI, Sony, Telarc, Summit, and Dorian labels. He coordinates the trombone and chamber brass programs at Boston University, and leads a two-week workshop for trombone and coaches brass chamber music at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He is a clinician for the Bach instrument company and has served as a member of the faculties of Indiana University and the New England Conservatory. He joined the Yale faculty in 2001

William Purvis pursues a multifaceted career both in the U.S. and abroad as French horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, Mr. Purvis has recently given premieres of horn concerti by Peter Lieberson and Bayan Northcott, a trio for violin, horn and piano by Poul Ruders, Richard Wernick’s Quintet for Horn and String Quartet with the Juilliard Quartet, the U.S. premiere of the revised version of the Ligeti Horn Concerto, and conducted the U.S. premiere and recording of Luimen by Elliott Carter. His recording of the Lieberson Concerto and a recording of works of Schumann in collaboration with his wife, pianist Mihae Lee, was released in 2004. Mr. Purvis is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, Orpheus, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mozzafiato (an original instrument wind sextet) and is a frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has collaborated with the Juilliard, Tokyo, Orion, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Fine Arts String Quartets, and has toured as solo horn of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Nicholas Harnoncourt. Since 1999, Mr. Purvis has taught horn at the Yale School of Music, where he is also Coordinator of Winds and Brass. He also holds faculty positions at The Juilliard School and SUNY Stony Brook.

Pianist Mihae Lee has performed extensively in solo recitals and chamber music concerts throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She has appeared frequently as a soloist with das Symphonie Berlin in the Philharmonic Concert Hall in Berlin and in recitals in Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall, and the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. An active chamber musician, Ms. Lee is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, appearing regularly both in Boston and on tour in this country and abroad. Her recordings of Brahms, Shostakovich, Bartok, and Stravinsky with the members of BCMS were critically acclaimed by High Fidelity, CD Review, and Fanfare magazines, the reviews calling her sound "as warm as Rubinstein, yet virile as Toscanini."

As a founding member of the Tempest Trio, Ms. Lee performs in concerts across the United States and recently premiered Gunther Schuller's "Ohio River Reflections" with French hornist William Purvis. Ms. Lee appears frequently at numerous international festivals, including Dubrovnik, Amsterdam, Groningen, Great Woods, OK Mozart, Mainly Mozart, Chestnut Hill, Rockport, Sebago-Long Lake, and the Seattle Chamber Music Festivals. In addition to performing regularly at Bargemusic in New York, she has been a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the New Jersey Chamber Music Society. She is often heard over the airwaves on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," and on WNYC and WQXR in New York City, and WGBH in Boston.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Mihae Lee had won virtually all the competitions available to her by the age of 13. She had her professional debut at the age of 14 with the Korean National Orchestra after becoming the youngest grand prize winner at the prestigious National Competition held by the President of Korea. In the same year, she came to the United States on a scholarship from The Juilliard School Pre-College, and subsequently won many further awards including First Prize at the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition and the Juilliard Concerto Competition. Ms. Lee received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from The Juilliard School and Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory studying with Martin Canin and Russell Sherman. She has released compact discs on Etcetera, Northeastern, and BCMS labels.




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