DSO member since 2012
Violinist Sheryl Sul Hwangbo joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Born in South Korea, Sheryl began her violin studies at age 6. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Paul Kantor. She then received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School under Ronald Copes, where she also served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. Finally, Sheryl received a Professional Studies degree from Manhattan School of Music, studying with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim.
Sheryl has won various competitions throughout the country, including the Juilliard Concerto Competition in 2010. She has also participated in numerous music festivals across the globe, including the Verbier Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival. Sheryl has been honored to receive various awards during her career, including the Virtu Foundation Scholarship, the Aspen Music Festival Fellowship, the C.V. Starr Scholarship and the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship at the Juilliard School.
As a passionate chamber musician, Sheryl has performed in the Intensive Quartet Seminar, ChamberFest, Axiom, and was a member of the Carnegie Ensemble and the Ensemble FIRE (Future In REverse). She has studied and participated in master classes with many influential musicians, including the members of the Cleveland Quartet, the Juilliard Quartet, the Guarneri Quartet, the Takács Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet, and the Cavani Quartet.
Sheryl appears frequently across the metro Detroit area in chamber ensembles with her DSO colleagues. She recently moved to Detroit from Ann Arbor, and enjoys being outdoors with her dog Dooly.