Detroit Symphony Trio

The Detroit Symphony Trio formed in 2015 after the Detroit Symphony began its mission to bring symphonic and chamber music into the neighborhoods and communities surrounding Orchestra Hall and Detroit. Since then the Trio has enjoyed performing throughout Michigan bringing innovative and inspiring sounds to audiences of all ages.

 

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.

 

David LeDoux comes to the orchestra from the Syracuse Symphony, where he served as Principal Cellist from 2006-2012.

David has appeared as a soloist with the Syracuse Symphony, the Skaneatelas Festival Chamber Orchestra, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Oklahoma State University Symphony, the Louisiana Sinfonietta and the Mid-Texas Symphony.

David is an active and avid chamber musician, performing for many years with the Syracuse Society for New Music. As a committed private teacher, he spent last year as a cello instructor for Imagine Syracuse—-a music program in an inner-city school that was modeled after the El Sistema program in Venezuela.

Previous professional engagements for David included serving as Principal Cellist with the Baton Rouge (LA) Symphony, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Symphony and the Louisiana Sinfonietta.

David has studied with Ronald Leonard, Dennis Parker and Kari Padgett Caldwell. Currently a resident of Madison Heights, David’s hobbies include reading, running and movies.

 

Jeffery Zook has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra flute section since 1992. His formal musical studies began at the Interlochen Arts Academy and continued at the University of Michigan. With additional studies in England, Mr. Zook attending the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester received the coveted Recitalists’ Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers have included William Bennett, Trevor Wye, Judith Bentley, Jacqueline Hofto and former DSO piccoloist Clement Barone.
Mr. Zook made his solo debut with the DSO as a senior in high school, performing Mozart’s Concerto in C for Flute and Harp with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis at Ford Auditorium in 1982. Twenty years later, he took the stage at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall with Maestro Neeme Järvi conducting the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto.  He appeared as a featured soloist at the National Flute Association convention in Minneapolis in 2017 .
Highly in demand as a teacher, Mr. Zook has taught at the University of Michigan and is currently on the faculty of Oakland University. In 2018 he will be Visiting Professor at Western Michigan University. He is currently the chairman of the Piccolo Committee of the National Flute Association and has been past president of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association.
Mr. Zook lives in Pleasant Ridge with his partner David Assemany, miniature pinscher Dexter. They have named their renovated Dutch Colonial home The Cambridge Conservatory a venue which hosts recitals, workshops, musical feasts and fundraisers.
Jeffery Zook plays a 14K Haynes flute and the Burkart Piccolo.