Yo-yo Su is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa supported by the Iowa Performance Fellowship and served as the Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kenneth Tse.
Alumni of the CRR Montpellier, CRR Versailles and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and the Netherlands String Quartet Academy, he has been a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, notably the 3MBS young performer of the year award, Dutch Classical Talent Award, Boris Papandopulo Music Competition and was a semi-finalist of the International Adolphe Sax competition, the International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.
As a chamber musician, Yo-yo is a founding member of the Amsterdam based Ardemus Quartet and have appeared in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Izumi hall in Osaka, Japan. He has also been invited to perform in festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Grachtenfestival, and Westfallen Classics and have toured extensively Europe and Asia.
Yo-yo's current research is centered on the exploration of the Tubax contrabass saxophone, expanding its repertoire, and furthering its purpose as a soloist instrument. His arrangements for the Tubax and low saxophones will soon be available through the Theodore Presser Company.