Music in Mind: Hai-Ye Ni, cello
Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist Hai-Ye Ni performs Arensky’s uniquely scored String Quartet No. 2 for violin, viola and two celli with School of Music faculty James Stern, Katherine Murdock and Eric Kutz, as well as Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D minor with faculty pianist Rita Sloan.
Hai-Ye Ni first received acclaim with her critically praised New York debut in 1991, after winning first prize at the Naumburg International Cello Competition. She joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as principal cello in 2006 after having served as associate principal cello of the New York Philharmonic since 1999. She made her solo debut with the Orchestra in January 2010 in Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1.