Albert Pae – flute
Born (1991) in Los Angeles, Albert began his musical studies at the age of 4 and began playing the flute at the age of 11. After attending the Orange County High School of the Arts, he graduated from Tenafly High School and the Juilliard Pre-College.
For his undergraduate studies, he has attended The Juilliard School, The Royal College of Music in London, and is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre in Hamburg, Germany.
Albert’s performances over the years has taken him throughout North America and Europe. Performances have included invitations from the Asia America Symphony Association and Guild, International Foundation of Education and the Performing Arts (IFEPA), Long Beach Symphony Association, California Association of Professional Music Teachers, Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, Korean International Music Foundation, Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates, Peninsula Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Friends of the Cerritos Center, New Jersey Music Teachers Association, Music Teacher’s National Association, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Korean-American Association of New Jersey, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, National Flute Association, and Cesky Krumlov International Music Festival.
He has performed with such orchestras as the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, North Czech Philharmonic, Vogtland Philharmonie, Virtuosi Pragenses, Moravian Philharmonic, and Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV in such venues as the Peter J. Sharp Theater, Smetana Hall, Masquerade Hall (Cesky Krumlov), and the Musikverein, Golden Saal.
Albert has received awards from the Music Teacher’s National Association, the Music Teacher’s Association of California, the Southwestern Youth Music Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New Jersey Music Teacher’s Association, and the Juilliard Pre-College. At the 2014 Galway Flute Festival, he was awarded the “Rising Star Award” by Sir James Galway.
He has held principal seats in the Asia America Symphony Youth Orchestra, Juilliard Pre-College Chamber Orchestra, Symphony, and Orchestra, and was a member of the Juilliard Orchestra and Royal College of Music Sinfonietta, where he performed under such Maestros as James Conlon, James DePriest, Jeffrey Milarsky, and Alexander Shelley. In the summer of 2014, Albert was a member of the NDR Symphony Orchestra Academy under the direction of Thomas Hengelbrock, which performed alongside the NDR Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Schleswig-Holstein Choir, performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah in the closing concert of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival at the Kiel Sparkassen Arena. The event was broadcast live on NDR Kultur Radio. A second performance was given in the Beethovenhalle in Bonn.
In the summer of 2004, Albert was chosen to attend William Bennett’s International Flute Master Class in England and also in the same year, through the present, he was chosen to attend Sir James Galway’s International Flute Master Class in Switzerland, receiving the Marc Rich Flute Scholarship. He has also attended Centre d’Arts (Canada), Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice (France), and the British Isles Music Festival (England).
Albert’s teachers have included Myung-So Chung, Dr. Bradley Garner, Robert Langevin, and Susan Milan. He is currently a student of Jürgen Franz and is under the guidance of Sir James Galway.
Albert has also been a member of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, where he has performed in the Los Angeles Opera productions of La Boheme and The Queen of Spades. He also took part in the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale’s production of Carmina Burana. Later on he continued to study voice with Lorraine Nubar and Maitland Peters. Asides from which, he has also studied conducting with George Stelluto at The Juilliard School.