Born in South Korea, cellist Suji Kang began her cello studies at age ten in Los Angeles. She received her Master of Music degree at University of California, Los Angeles, studying with Antonio Lysy, and her Bachelor of Music degree at California State University, Northridge. During her time at UCLA, Suji performed David Popper’s Requiem for 3 cellos and orchestra with UCLA Philharmonia as a winner of the UCLA All-Star Concerto Competition. While attending CSUN, she was principal cellist of the University Symphony for three consecutive years, and was a member of the prestigious Goldberg Honors String Quartet. Summer festivals include the ARIA International Summer Academy as a full-scholarship recipient, and the California Summer Music Festival.
She has had the privilege to play in master classes with renowned artists including the Alexander, Boromeo, Rossetti, Vilnius and Henschel string quartets and Trio di Parma. Past teachers have included Diane Roscetti, Irene Sharp, Mihai Tetel, Richard Andaya, David Aks, Ben Wyatt, and Timothy Loo. In addition to classical music, Suji has performed in many jazz festivals with big bands and combos and has won several soloist awards. Suji is passionate about teaching and maintains a private studio in Los Angeles.