Award-winning violinist Sumina Studer has earned recognition for her musicianship as a prizewinner of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, the Berliner International Competition, the Verbier Festival “Prix Rotary” Development Prize, and as a three-time first prize winner with honors at the Swiss National Youth Competition, amongst others. Building bridges between classical music and millennial culture, Sumina has captured a loyal audience across various social media platforms with over 12 Million views on Youtube alone, with the mission to expand the interest and to make classical music relatable to the younger generation.
Musical performances have lead her to international venues in Poland, Japan, Taiwan and China amongst others, and avidly collaborates through chamber music with world-renowned artists such as Ray Chen, Julien Quentin, Thomas Demenga and her cellist sister, Sayaka Selina.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Sumina's higher education has lead her to graduate at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, Germany as well as The Juilliard School in New York City – sparking her passion to teach her own students from all over the globe online via modern-day technology. Sumina currently plays on a 17th-century violin by Antonio & Omobono Stradivari, lovingly nicknamed Mr. Strad.