So Sugiyama


2017 Fellow

Cellist So Sugiyama began his musical studies at the age of three and enrolled at the Colburn School shortly thereafter. In 2012, So graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay National Scholar with a B.A. in philosophy, while concurrently studying cello with George Neikrug. So has attended the Banff Centre as a Finch Fellow, the Aspen Music Festival as an Orchestral Mentor Fellow, and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Program as an Orchestral Fellow.

So completed his Master’s of Music at Stony Brook University as a student of Colin Carr, and is currently continuing there as a doctoral candidate on full scholarship. So studies chamber music with the Emerson String Quartet and has served as their teaching assistant for the past two years.

So plays on a contemporary cello made by Joseph Grubaugh and Sigrun Seifert and a German bow by H.R. Pfretzschner, both generously on loan from the Virtu Foundation.