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Susie Yang is the associate principal cello, Richard Hill chair, Kansas City Symphony. She has been with the Symphony since 2010. Susie is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. When she was 11, she made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her teachers have included Andre Emelianoff and Laurence Lesser. Susie earned degrees from The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory of  Music and has been the recipient of many scholarship awards. She was a top prize winner in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Susie has been a participant in the Juilliard Quartet Seminar and the Beethoven Intensive Quartet Seminar at the New England Conservatory of Music. She was a fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, and was a rotating principal under Michael Tilson Thomas, the music director. After winning the concerto competition, Susie performed the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the New World Symphony. She reprised her performance in 2016, this time with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her work is eagerly appreciated by fans at numerous festivals. Susie enjoys teaching and maintains a small private studio. In addition, she and Meredith McCook are the musicians of 2CellosKC. 



Susie Yang and Meredith McCook, 2CellosKC

Featured in the May 13, 2023 issue of The Independent.


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