Violinist Elly Suh, born in Seoul, South Korea, began violin lessons at age five and entered the Juilliard Pre-College Division at the age of ten. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and a Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music, where her teachers included Robert Mann, Joel Smirnoff, and Sally Thomas.
Praised as “a sensitive and absorbing interpreter” (Musical America), Elly was a prize winner in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Italy, 2015), Michael Hill International Violin Competition (New Zealand, 2015), Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition (Russia, 2013), and the Naumburg International Violin Competition (USA, 2012). She has also received awards from the Society for Strings and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and as a member of the Northway Quintet, received the Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Elly regularly performs with the New York Classical Players and the Metropolis Ensemble. She has also appeared as a guest artist with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, and performed as guest concertmaster with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra in New York City.
Since 2015 Elly is a Postgraduate Diploma candidate at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in the class of Professor Pierre Amoyal.