Jerry Chae is professor of clarinet at Korea National University of Arts and has held positions as principal clarinetist of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.
Mr. Chae studied with Ricardo Morales at The Juilliard School where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
As a soloist, Mr. Chae has performed numerous concerts in the United States, Russia, Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. He has made solo concerto appearances with many prominent orchestras including Seoul Philharmonic, Busan Philharmonic, Khabarovsk Orchestra, Orchestra Franco-Belga of Brussels and KBS Symphony Orchestra.
An active chamber musician, Mr. Chae has performed in many chamber music festivals such as Marlboro Music Festival, KumHo Chamber Music Society, Seoul Spring Festival, and Great Mountain Festival in Korea.
Mr. Chae has performed as guest principal clarinetist with the Philadelphia orchestra and toured Europe and North America (17countries) playing with the UBS Verbier Festival orchestra.
Also Mr. Chae has played guest with orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Malaysian Philharmonic.
Mr. Chae won many international competitions including 1st prize from the 15th international clarinet competition “Ciudad de Dos Hermanas” in Spain as well as a special prize from the prestigious Concours de Genève in Switzerland. Recently, he was selected as a jury member of Concours de Genève and Jacques Lancelot International clarinet competition.
Jerry Chae is a Buffet Crampon clarinet artist and Vandoren Reed artist.