Based in Auckland Genre Music

Hye-Won Suh

Hye-Won Suh is a South Korean-born emerging flutist of New Zealand. After completing her Master of Music degree at the University of Auckland under tutelage of Professor Uwe Grodd she moved to Boston, United States to undertake a Graduate Diploma at the New England Conservatory of Music in the studio of Elizabeth Rowe. Hye-Won gained success in competitions including winning the KBB New Zealand Woodwind Competition, the Tauranga Performing Arts Competition, and being the youngest of four finalists at the Australian Flute Competition held in Canberra. She was the runner up at the University of Auckland Concerto Gala Competition 2014, performing the Ibert Flute Concerto with the University of Auckland Orchestra in the Auckland Town Hall. Hye-Won was a recipient of Alex Lindsay Award and was a fellowship student of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with the principal flutist Bridget Douglas. Performances in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed flutists include Eric Lamb, Bart Feller, Michel Bellavance, Lisa-Maree Amos, Peter Sheridan, and Robert Aitken. She has been principal flute of the Auckland Youth Orchestra, the University of Auckland Orchestra, St. Matthews Orchestra and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, and the New England Conservatory Philharmonia. During her study at the University of Auckland Hye-Won received numerous scholarships including Anne Bellam Scholarships, John Baros Scholarship, the Vice Chancellor’s Arts Support Fund from the University of Auckland to assist her study. She was also the recipient of AIMES Music Award in 2014 sponsored by Albany Toyota, North Harbour Club which enabled her to travel around six different cities in the United States for her auditions. This eventually led Hye-Won to the New England Conservatory which is the oldest independent school of music in the United States as well as being one of the America's most reputable music schools for their prestigious ensemble programmes.