Hye-Won Suh is a South Korean-born flutist of New Zealand. She gained a Master of Music from the University of Auckland under tutelage of Professor Uwe Grodd before she moved to Boston, USA, and gained Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory in studio of Ms. Elizabeth Rowe, the Principal Flute of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Hye-Won’s competition successes include; first prize in the KBB New Zealand Woodwind Competition, first prize in the Tauranga Performing Arts Competition, and being the youngest finalists at the Australian Flute Competition. She has performed the Ibert Flute Concerto and Mozart Concerto in G with various orchestras and played principal flute role with the Auckland Youth Orchestra, the University of Auckland Orchestra, and NZSO National Youth Orchestra. Hye-Won received number of scholarships including Anne Bellam Scholarships, John Baros Scholarship, NZSO Alex Lindsay Award, the UOA Vice Chancellor’s Arts Support Fund. She was also a fellowship student of the NZSO and the recipient of AIMES Music Award sponsored by Albany Toyota.
During her two years study in the United States, she had great privilege to play for internationally acclaimed musicians such as Marina Piccinini, Amy Porter, Leone Buyse, Borromeo String Quartet, John Ferrillo, and Robert Langevin. As one of Hye-Won’s passion lies in performing new music, she was actively involved in performing new music in Callithumpian Consort directed by Stephen Drury. As well as performing works of Morten Feldman, Charles Ives, Thomas Adès, she has performed British composer Julian Anderson’s Van Gogh Blue (2015) under direction of the composer himself in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Preconcert series. She has played principal flute role in the New England Conservatory Philharmonia, directed by Hugh Wolff. Other conductors she has worked with include Sir. Andrew Davis, Alexander Shelley, Richard Gill, and Leonard Slatkin.
Hye-Won has been teaching for over a decade and her students gain distinction in ABRSM and Trinity Grade exams. She loves working with young students and is a passionate teacher in both solo and ensemble playing.