Brass Trio to perform music of four centuries on February 1
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 www.yale.edu/music, 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
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.