Detroit Symphony Announces New York Phil’s Wei Yu as New Principal Cellist

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Wei Yu Principal Cello Detroit Symphony Cellist Cover

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Chinese-born Wei Yu as their new Principal Cellist.

The 34 year old, who has served a sectional position with the New York Philharmonic since 2007, will replace Robert deMaine – who stood down from the seat in 2013, after 10 season to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

“Every aspect of his audition with us was spectacular, from the solo spotlight to his leadership of the section during his trial week,” Detroit Symphony Music Director Leonard Slatkin has told the Detroit Free Press “ …his experience, poise and musicianship impressed everyone.”

Wei will commence is tenure in January 2015.

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