Thad Suits, cello
Thaddeus Suits started his career as Assistant Principal Cellist of the Puerto Rico Symphony. He left the island to take a job in Minnesota as cellist in the Rochester String Quartet and has been playing chamber music ever since, joining the Cascade Quartet in 1989. Thad attended Washington University in his home town of St. Louis, studying under Yuan Tung, and continued his studies at London’s Guildhall School of Music with William Pleeth, and at the Geneva Conservatory, where he earned a performance certificate under Pierre Fournier. He is a past recipient of the Montana Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship and was recently the featured guest on Philip Aaberg’s popular program on Yellowstone Public Radio, “Of the West”.
Thad can be heard in recital with his wife, pianist Su Suits, with whom he has released two CD’s. Although music has been his chief focus practically since starting the cello at age nine, Thad is also an ardent student of languages and has taught both Arabic and Spanish classes at MSU-Great Falls.