Violinist Sheryl Sul Hwangbo joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Born in South Korea, Sheryl began her violin studies at age six. As an active soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, Sheryl won various competitions in the Midwest and participated in the Verbier Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival, among others. During her studies, Sheryl served as a concertmaster of the Juilliard and MSM Orchestra. She won the Juilliard Concerto Competition which led to a solo performance with the Juilliard Orchestra. Sheryl received her Bachelor of Music degree from Cleveland Institute of Music, Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, and Professional Studies degree from Manhattan School of Music. Primary teachers include Paul Kantor, Ronald Copes, Glenn Dicterow, and Lisa Kim.