Yi-Jung Su

Double Bassist Yi-Jung Su is a rising star as a solo bassist whose musicality and technical perfection have already earned her an international reputation. As the recipient as numerous awards, Ms. Su was distinguished as the first woman in the 47 years of history to win International Society of Bassists Solo Competition and the first double bassist to win Music Teachers National Association Young Artist String Competition in the 50 years of its history. A few months prior, she also became the prize winner of 2010Berlin International Double Bass Solo Competition in Germany. She has also received numerous other prizes such as the 1st prize of the Double Bass Symposium Competition in Pittsburgh, prize winner of the International Society of Bassists Competition at 16-18 division, winner of the New England Conservatory Lars-Erik Larsson Concerto Competition, the Interlochen Arts Academy Concerto Competition and the Interlochen Arts Camp Concerto Competition.

Ms. Su appears worldwide as a guest soloist in Shanghai, China in May 2014, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in October 2013, International Society of Bassist Convention at Rochester in June 2013, Louisiana BassFest in February 2013, and Hawaii Double Bass Festival in March 2006.

She is also active in premiering chamber works and contemporary pieces written for Double Bass such as Samuel Headrick “Concertante for eight bassists”, Feng-Hsu Lee “Tidal Movements” for Bass Quartet, and Matthew Tommasini “Spring Rounds” for Bass Quartet. She has also performed Gunther Schuller's “Quartet for Double Bass” at Tsai Performance Center with the Principal bass of Boston Symphony Orchestra Edwin Barker, Member of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Nicky Schwartz, and member of the Boston chamber orchestra Discovery Ensemble Bebo Shiu. In February and October 2013, She performed as a soloist for Matti Kovler “Unbearable Lightness” bass septet in Both Jordon Hall, MA, and Central Beijing Conservatory and earned a huge success.

Not only Ms. Su is recognized as an accomplished solo bassist, also an excellent ensemble player. In November 2013, she was invited to perform with chamber ensemble“Taiwan Connection”under the direction of past 1st Prize Winner of Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition Nai-Yuan Hu. In July, 2012 and 2013, Ms. Su was invited to Verbier Music Festival, where she worked with world's pre-eminent conductors including Charles Dutoit, Derrick Inouye, Manfred Honeck, Neeme Järvi, Jaap van Zweden, Gianandrea Noseda, and Valery Gergiev. She also spent two seasons with the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach in 2007 and 2008.

Ms. Su also volunteered to play for the large number of Marathon injured patients during Boston Marathon Bombing Incident, while surgical and trauma units were dealing with exceptional levels of stress and anxiety. She wishes to help the community with her ability as a musician and performer.

Ms. Su was born native of Taiwan, she received her Bachelors of Music with honors at New England Conservatory where she studied with Todd Seeber and performed the Lars-Erik Larsson double bass concerto with the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra at Jordan Hall. Her other instructors included Edwin Barker, Derek Weller, Zi-Ping Chen, Claudia Chen, Yung-Chiao Wei, and Chin-Lan Huang, and Emilee Kuo.