Xue Su is the principal flute of Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.) 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 has toured with the orchestra internationally. She has also performed as a substitute musician with orchestras include the New Haven, Princeton and Albany Symphonies, among others. Passionate about teaching, Ms. Su is involved in Symphoria’s Youth Orchestra Programs, while maintaining a private flute studio. She has also taught as a guest teacher at the Manhattan School of Music's Orchestral Performance program and the Juilliard School Pre-College.
During the 2018-19 season, Ms. Su made 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 Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music. Her previous solo engagements include performances of Bernstein’s Halil, Mozart’s Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp, and Brandenburg Concertos.
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, where she also received the award for best performance of the newly commissioned piece. Her other prize winning competitions include the Maxence Larrieu High School, Biwako, and Unisa International Flute Competitions.
Ms. Su holds a master’s degree in orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Langevin while being a full scholarship recipient. Previously, she studied with Brad Garner at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard Pre-College. Her other teachers have included Stephanie Mortimore, Renée Siebert, Randy Bowman and Guoliang Han.