Sou-Chun Su

Guest Musician

A native of Taiwan, Sou-Chun Su began his violin studies with his father and received numerous local and national awards. At the age of 22, Mr. Su joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as the Associate Principal Second Violin, becoming its youngest member at that time. Mr. Su received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1990, where he studied with David Cerone as well as Bernhard Goldschmidt and Daniel Majeske, both late principals of the Cleveland Orchestra. He attended the Encore School for Strings, studied with Victor Danchenko and David Updegraff. At CIM, he served as concertmaster under Kurt Masur, Christoph von Dohnányi, Otto-Werner Mueller, and Pierre Boulez. As a member of the Kosumast String Quartet, he worked extensively with the Juilliard, Guarnieri, and Tokyo string quartets. Mr. Su has performed as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, CIM Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Ballet Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado. In 2002, he was the featured soloist in Mendelssohn violin concerto at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago. As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Georgian Chamber Players, Emory Chamber Music Society, and Riverside Chamber Players. He is a founding member of the Amadeus String Ensemble. Mr. Su performs at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming during the summer months and has been guest concertmaster for the Augusta Symphony Orchestra for the past five seasons. Most recently, Mr. Su performed as guest musician with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Expanding his interest beyond classical music, he also participates frequently in the Atlanta recording scene, having played on albums for artists such as R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Faith Hill, Widespread Panic, and the Indigo Girls. Sou-Chun is married to violinist Sheela Iyengar and has two young children, Julia and Joshua.