Praised by The New Yorker as “superb,” and for “rich and romantic with crisp incisive technique” by The Strad, cellist Soo Bae was recognized in September 2006 by her home country of Canada as the top young cellist in the nation when she garnered First Prize in the Canada Council of the Arts Instrument Bank competition, resulting in a three-year loan of the ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivari cello. This reaffirms her status among the premiere cellists of her generation, following top prizes awarded to her in July 2006 at the 6th Adam International Cello Festival & Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand and in March 2005 at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. . Soo Bae recently recorded her debut CD for the Naxos label featuring all twelve solo caprices of cellist-composer Alfredo Piatti, which were compared to the Bach Cello Suites by the great Yehudi Menuhin, set for release later in 2009. Special thanks to WQXR for their support of Summer Stars.(Source)
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