Ying Fu, the new associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has been plucked from the first violins of the Cleveland Orchestra. Born in Shanghai and taught the violin from age three, Ying Fu joined the Cleveland three seasons ago.
Philly also has a new 2nd trumpet, Anthony Prisk, recruited from Houston.
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA NAMES
TWO NEW MEMBERS, YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN’S FIRST APPOINTMENTS TO THE ORCHESTRA
Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu and Second Trumpet Anthony Prisk
Join Orchestra at Start of 2013-14 Season
(Philadelphia, September 23, 2013)—The Philadelphia Orchestra is pleased to announce that two new members join the Orchestra at the start of the 2013-14 season, Ying Fu as associate concertmaster and Anthony Prisk as second trumpet.
Mr. Fu comes to The Philadelphia Orchestra from the Cleveland Orchestra, where he had been a member of the first violin section since August 2011. He has served as the concertmaster of the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony in Germany and has been a prizewinner of many violin competitions, most recently winning first prize at the 31st “Rodolfo Lipizer” International Violin Competition in Italy in 2012. A native of Shanghai, China, Mr. Fu earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Mr. Prisk was a member of the Houston Symphony for 11 seasons prior to joining The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed internationally with numerous orchestras and music festivals, such as the Los Angeles and Moscow philharmonics, the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, and the Montreal, Boston, and New World symphonies. He has won two international trumpet competitions through the International Trumpet Guild. A native of Chicago, he received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Music degree from McGill University.
Mr. Fu and Mr. Prisk’s appointments are the first under Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s tenure as music director, who said: “We welcome Ying Fu and Anthony Prisk into The Philadelphia Orchestra with great anticipation. They are among the most talented musicians in the world and will bring an exciting freshness to the ensemble’s work together. At the same time, they will fit seamlessly into the overarching culture of the ensemble, keeping alive the legendary connection that has been the hallmark of The Philadelphia Orchestra for generations. We are eager to begin our work together!”
For complete bios of Ying Fu and Anthony Prisk visit http://www.philorch.org/about/