A native of Belmont, Massachusetts, Beth Guterman Chu joined the St. Louis Symphony as principal viola in January 2013. Chu was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and as a chamber musician performed with distinguished artists and ensembles including Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Gil Shaham, David Finckel and Wu Han, Joseph Kalichstein, Edger Meyer, members of the Guarneri Quartet, and the Orion Quartet. Chu regularly teaches and performs at the Aspen Music Festival and School and Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra USA. She has also recently participated in many summer festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival, [email protected]
, Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival, and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. She has recorded chamber music on the Deutsche Grammophon, Tzadik, and Naxos labels, and has toured across America, Europe, and Asia. Chu is a member of the conductorless East Coast Chamber Orchestra. Chu received her Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory, and her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School.