Kristie Su (1995) began the violin with her father and first teacher, Elmer Su, at the age of three. At age five, she began studying with violin and viola professor Vesna Gruppman. She later continued her studies with Igor Gruppman, who is currently Concertmaster of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since an early age, Kristie has been active as a soloist. In 2010, she claimed 4th place at the International Stradivarius Competition held in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the youngest competitor to be accepted into the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition of May-June 2012, taking home a Special Prize. She has also made many solo appearances with numerous orchestras all over the world since 2007. She made her European solo debut in the Grote Zaal of de Doelen concert hall in Rotterdam (NL) in 2013. Later that same year, Kristie was featured as a soloist in the annual Gergiev Festival held in Rotterdam.
Not only does Kristie play in front of orchestras, she also leads orchestras as concertmaster, working with many well-known conductors. She also has a passion for chamber music and plays often in different formats.
Kristie served as concertmaster of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (BE) from 2019-2023. From season 2023-2024 onwards, she serves as concertmaster of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra (BE).