Philo Lee

Known for his "sensitive use of dynamics and a rich, singing tone," Philo Lee has served as principal cellist in orchestras such as the Allentown Symphony, Delaware Symphony and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. As an active musician, some of Philo’s notable solo engagements include performances with the South Jersey Philharmonics, Adelphi Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra where he performed the Dvorak Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Elgar Cello concerto and most recently the Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major. He has also performed many chamber works with various friends and colleagues throughout the United States as well as Asia. Philo Lee holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music. His past teachers include Brook Beazley Cyzewski, William Stokking, Ann Alton, Andre Emelianoff, Aldo Parisot, Natasha Brofsky and Alan Stepansky. As an educator, Philo enjoys teaching cellists of all age ranges and skill levels from young children to adults. In previous summers he has also served as a member of the cello faculty at Arts Ahimsa Music Festival. Currently Philo serves as a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and principal cellist of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.