Yale Brass Trio

Yale Brass Trio with Mihae Lee

November 10, 2017

8 p.m. | Phillips Recital Hall

Yale Brass Trio with Mihae Lee, piano

Allan Dean, trumpet
William Purvis, horn
Scott Hartman, trombone

Mihae Lee, piano

Allan Dean is Professor of Trumpet (Adjunct) at the Yale University School of Music and is currently performing with Summit Brass, St. Louis Brass and the Yale Brass Trio. In the early music field, he was a founding member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band and the New York Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble. Dean was a member of the New York Brass Quintet for 18 years and free lanced in the New York City concert and recording field for over 20 years before joining the faculty of Indiana University in 1982. Upon retirement of the New York Brass Quintet in 1984, Dean joined the St. Louis Brass. In 1989 he moved back to the Northeast to join the Yale faculty. At Yale, Dean coaches brass chamber music and directs the Yale Cornet and Sacbut Ensemble in addition to teaching trumpet.

Dean performs and teaches each summer at the Mendez Brass Institute and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Norfolk, Connecticut. He is a frequent soloist with Keith Brion's New Sousa Band. Dean has also appeared at the Speleto and Casals Festivals, the Banff Centre (Canada), the Orford Arts Centre (Canada), Musiki Blekinge (Sweden), the Curitiba Music Festival (Brazil) and the Morella Festival (Spain). He can be heard playing both modern trumpet and early brass on over 80 recordings on most major labels including RCA, Columbia, Nonesuch, Summit and others. On early instruments he has recorded with Calliope, The New York Cornets and Sacbuts, The Waverly Consort, The Ensemble for Early Music and The Smithsonian Chamber Players.

Dean joined the Yale faculty in 1988. He previously served on the faculties of Indiana University, the Manhattan School of Music, the Hartt School and the Eastman School.

Allan Dean is a Yamaha Performing Artist.   He plays six different Yamaha model trumpets, cornets and flugelhorns.  Dean lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts with his wife, Julie Shapiro, an artist, and his daughter, Eloisa, a student at Susquehanna University. He is an avid tennis player and practices hatha yoga daily.


William Purvis pursues a multifaceted career both in the U.S. and abroad as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, he has participated in numerous premieres including horn concerti by Peter Lieberson, Bayan Northcott, Krzysztof Penderecki and Paul Lansky; horn trios by Poul Ruders and Paul Lansky; Sonate en Forme de Préludes by Steven Stucky; and recent premieres by Elliott Carter, Retracing II for Solo Horn and Nine by Five with the New York Woodwind Quintet.

He is a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Yale Brass Trio, and the Triton Horn Trio, and is an emeritus member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Boston Chamber Music Society, Mr. Purvis has collaborated with many of the world’s most esteemed string quartets, including the Juilliard, Tokyo, Orion, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Daedalus, and Fine Arts string quartets.

A Grammy Award winner, Mr. Purvis has recorded extensively on numerous labels including Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Classical, Naxos, Koch and Bridge. He is currently Professor in the Practice of Horn and Chamber Music at the Yale School of Music, where he is also coordinator of winds and brasses, and serves as director of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.


Scott Hartman is one of the preeminent trombonists of today, performing throughout the US, Europe and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician. 

Mr. Hartman is presently a member of the Yale Brass Trio, Proteus7, the Summit Brass, the Millennium Brass, the Brass Band of Battle Creek and the trombone quartet - Four of a Kind. He began his chamber music career as a member of the famed Empire Brass. You can hear recordings of these groups on the Telarc, Angel/EMI, Sony Classical, Dorian, Summit Brass and Leaping Frog labels. 

As a chamber musician, Scott has performed in all of the 50 United States. He has been featured by many major United States symphony orchestras—including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, St Louis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia Symphony, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and more. Abroad, Mr. Hartman has been a soloist with the BBBC Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Caracas Symphony, the Simone Bolivar Symphony, Bursa (Turkey) State Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony of Taiwan, the Daejeon (South Korea) Philharmonic and the Korean Orchestra in Seoul, South Korea. 

Scott heads the trombone department and teaches chamber music at the Yale School of Music. Each summer, he performs and coaches brass chamber music at the Norfolk Chamber Festival, the Raphael Mendez Brass Institute and the Chautauqua Music Festival. 

In addition to teaching and performing, Scott runs a publishing company for brass music, Firebird Editions, and has developed and markets his own line of Hartman mouthpieces. He plays the S.E. Shires trombone. For more information, go to www.slushpump.com


The Korean-born pianist Mihae Lee has been captivating audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in solo recitals and chamber music concerts with her poetic lyricism and scintillating virtuosity. She is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, a founding member of the Triton Horn Trio, and the Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series in Connecticut. She has appeared at numerous international festivals including Dubrovnik, Amsterdam, Medellin Festicamara, Seattle, OK Mozart, Mainly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Rockport, Bard, Norfolk, Monadnock, Music Mountain, and Chestnut Hill Concerts. She has been a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bargemusic, and Speculum Musicae and has collaborated with the Tokyo, Muir, Cassatt, and Manhattan string quartets. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory, she has released recordings on the Bridge, Etcetera, EDI, Northeastern, and BCM labels.


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