EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
Since her U.S. debut as a teenage soloist, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Marie Suh has toured as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in 20+ cities throughout North America, Europe, and East Asia. She performed at renowned concert halls, including New York’s Lincoln Center, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, Salzburg’s Wiener Saal, Baden-Baden’s Kurhaus, Rome’s Teatro di Marcello, Aspen’s Harris Concert Hall, Québec’s Orford Arts Centre, and Seoul’s Kumho Art Hall. Her last three seasons included Bach Concerto for Two Violins with the Muenster Hochschule Orchestra in Perugia, Italy, and solo recitals in Rome, Italy, and Banff, Canada. Her performances and interviews have been aired on TV and radio, such as NPR, among others.
Ms. Suh received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance on full scholarship with Hyo Kang at The Juilliard School, where she was also selected to teach as a Juilliard Instrumental Music Fellow and hold a Teaching Assistant position for a graduate-level course. Upon graduating, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of James Buswell. Ms. Suh received awards and grants from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Korean Cultural Services in New York, and the Starling Foundation.
As a pedagogue, Ms. Suh maintained a private studio in New York City and Boston before relocating to the Bay Area, and taught 100+ students, ranging from 3-year-olds to adults, beginners to young professionals. She taught students from the Juilliard Pre-College Program and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and successfully prepared her students for various auditions.
Ms. Suh plays on one of the finest models of Julius Ceasar Gigli violin made in 1791, beautifully restored by J & A Beare in London.
“I believe that every student has the potential to play the violin at a high level and that establishing the right foundation is key to unlocking this potential. To lay the right foundation, I connect with every student on a personal level and help them understand the way they hear, think and feel with the goal of training their minds and bodies for technical mastery and musical expression. It will require a lot of focus and hard work, but the journey will also be fun and rewarding.”