Xue Su, known for her sparkling tone and sensitive, expressive musicality, is the principal flute of Symphoria. Currently residing in New York City, she is dedicated to a career in orchestral performance and music education. Ms. Su performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic, and is a member of Symphony in C. She is a guest teacher at the Manhattan School of Music's Orchestral Performance program, as well as the Juilliard School Pre-College. Ms. Su has performed as guest principal flute with orchestras include the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra and China National Symphony.
During the 2018-19 season, Ms. Su makes her Symphoria solo debut with Music Director Lawrence Loh, performing Lowell Liebermann's virtuosic Flute Concerto. She was featured in Telemann's A Minor Suite for Flute and Strings with the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music Ensemble. Her previous solo engagements include performances with Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra on Bernstein’s Halil, Mozart’s Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.
Her brilliant musicianship has been recognized by numerous international competitions. In 2013, Ms. Su performed for a 1,500 audience at the Music for All summer symposium as a winner of the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition. She was a second prize winner at the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, and also received the award for best performance of the newly commissioned piece. Her other prize winning competitions include the Maxence Larrieu High School Soloist, Biwako and the Unisa International Flute Competitions.
Ms. Su began playing the flute at age 6. During her childhood music education, she attended the Elementary and Middle Schools of Central Conservatory in Beijing, China. She holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she was a full scholarship recipient. She is an alumna of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard Pre-College. Her principal teachers have included Robert Langevin, Bradley Garner and Guoliang Han.