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Thad Suits


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.


In 1989 he joined the Cascade Quartet and over the course of his thirty-plus years with them, he has performed all the great standards for string quartet, and quite a few lesser-known gems.


Thad attended Washington University in his hometown of St. Louis, then 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 world-renowned cellist Pierre Fournier.

With his pianist wife, Su, Thad released two CDs, Mistral, and Songs My Mother Taught Me.


He has many outside interests, including bicycling, languages, chess, and computer programming. 

Last year, Thad completed a course in piano tuning and piano technology and is now offering his services in that field. For more information, please see his website:

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