Hyung Suk Bae

Associate Principal Cello

Music Chair supported by:
John Story AO and Georgina Story

Hyung Suk Bae

Hyung Suk Bae is Associate Principal Cellist at Queensland Symphony Orchestra and has established himself as one of the leading cellists of his generation.

He studied at The Juilliard School with Joel Krosnick (former cellist of Juilliard String Quartet), with a full scholarship for the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. He has also studied with Georg Pedersen at Sydney Conservatorium. 

An acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, educator, orchestral musician and artist, Hyung Suk Bae's performances have taken him all over United States of America, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Harris Theater in Chicago and Sydney Opera House. His recent highlight includes performing with Pinchas Zukerman, Charmian Gadd, Australian Piano Quartet and Australia/New Zealand tour with pianist Maxwell Foster. Hyung Suk Bae has been praised for his performance style that extends ‘beyond technical excellence and into the realms of artistry’ (Gisborne Herald).

Hyung Suk Bae has been invited to play as a guest Associate Principal Cellist at Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and many other major orchestras where he had a privilege to work under legendary conductors including Alan Gilbert, Itzhak Perlman, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Fabio Luisi, John Adams, James DePreist, Vladimir Jurowski. 

Hyung Suk Bae performs on a Giovanni Grancino cello, c. 1700 and Honore Derazey cello, c 1833.

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