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William Jae

About this Artist

William Jae has been a fellow in the LA Phil Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program since 2019. He is a 17-year-old senior at Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles, California. He fell in love with the piano when he was 11 and has studied music at the Colburn School since 2013, learning the bassoon. He received the Herbert Zipper Scholarship in 2018 and now studies music composition with Jordan Nelson, piano with Inga Kapouler-Gartner, and music theory with Kathy Sawada. He has participated in the Idyllwild Piano Intensive and HSCI at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where his first string quartet was premiered. Currently, he also participates in the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute with John Walz and Young Artists of Los Angeles with Daniel Suk. In 2018, he founded the first music club at his high school. William also likes to study history and improvise on the piano.