Jee-Hye Bae

Associate principal cello

Jee-Hye Bae, born in Seoul, South Korea in 1988, began playing the cello at the age of 11, taught by Kyoung Ok Park and Chung Shim Baik. In 2014, she started as an academician with the Staatskapelle Berlin under the guidance of Daniel Barenboim and was the deputy principal cellist there until June 2017. In the same year she graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Jean-Guihen Queyras. She has won international prizes such as the Naumburg Competition, Isang Yun Competition, and Johannes Brahms Competition, and is known as a leading cellist of her generation in her homeland, South Korea. While there, she has performed with Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. In Europe, she has performed as a soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra and the South Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
In masterclasses and performances worldwide, she has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Bernard Greenhouse, Wolfgang Böttcher, Jian Wang, David Geringas, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Gary Hoffman, Peter Bruns, Jens Peter Miantz, Aldo Parisot, Miklos Perenyi, Philippe Muller, and Timothy Eddy.

Since 2017, Jee-Hye Bae has been deputy principal cellist with the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. She plays a cello by Giovanni Dollenz from 1856. 

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