Praised for playing that is “rich and romantic, with crisp incisive technique” (The Strad), Canadian-Korean cellist Soo Bae has won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the Adam International Cello Competition in New Zealand; and has served as a judge for the Juilliard School’s concerto competition and the Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition. She has been honored as the musician of the month in Musical America and was a recipient of the McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award from the Juilliard School. Ms. Bae has performed solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. She has toured with Musicians from Marlboro and has recorded the complete solo cello works by Alfredo Piatti for Naxos. She plays the famed 1710 Guarneri cello, on a loan from a generous private donor.
Ms. Bae is the founder and director of Angelos Mission Ensemble in New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying under Orlando Cole; and her master’s degree and artist diploma from the Juilliard School, where she served as an assistant faculty member under Joel Krosnick.