Karen Su
United States of America, °1998
VIOLIN 2024 : Laureate
Karen Su was born into a musical family and received her first lessons from her father, Elmer Su. She was then admitted to the Rotterdam Conservatoire and studied under Vesna Gruppman and Igor Gruppman. As a soloist, she has performed with orchestras around the world, such as the University of Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra in Mexico, the Fujian Symphony Orchestra in China, the Codarts Symphony Orchestra in the Netherlands, as well as with orchestras in the United States. In June 2018, at the age of 19, Karen Su graduated summa cum laude from the Rotterdam Conservatoire. In September 2018 she performed Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 1 as part of the Gergiev Festival organised by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Karen Su is Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of Augustin Dumay.

Instrument: Nicolò Gagliano (1747)


2020 - : Augustin Dumay
2014 - 2019 : Igor Gruppman
2003 - 2019 : Vesna Gruppman


2020 - : Artist Diploma, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel


2023 : Arsonic, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonië
2023 : Amsterdam Concertgebouw
2022 : Flagey Studio 4, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
2022 : Filharmonia Poznanska, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra Polish Radio
2021 : Olavshallen, Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera
2019 : TivoliVredenburg
2019 : Teatro Principal de Guanajuato, Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato
2019 : Foro Boca, Boca del Rio Philharmonic
2019 : De doelen, Gergiev Festival


2022 : Special Prize, Wieniawski Competition
2021 : 2nd, Princess Astrid International Violin Competition
2020 : 1st & 3 special prizes, Lipizer International Violin Competition
Final 2024: Karen Su - Escaich
Final 2024: Karen Su - Brahms
Semi-final 2024 : Karen Su - recital
Semi-final 2024 : Karen Su - concerto
First round 2024 : Karen Su
Final (28/05/2024)
Thierry Escaich Variations Litaniques
Johannes Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77
Karen Su, violin
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Antony Hermus

Récital (16/05/2024)

Charlotte Bray The Sun and Her Flowers
Francis Poulenc Sonata for violin and piano
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo in C major op. 34
Karen Su, violin
Christia Hudziy, pianist accompanist

Concerto (13/05/2024)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 1 in B flat major KV 207
Karen Su, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
First round (06/05/2024)
Clara Schumann 3 Romanzen op. 22
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 20 in D major
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 13 in B flat major
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Karen Su, violin
Christia Hudziy, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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