Specializes in: Violin/Viola


Education: BM Baldwin Wallace University; MM Viola Performance, DePaul University;
Artist Diploma, Viola Performance, DePaul University


Seth Pae, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, has been playing the viola since age 9. He got his musical start in a public school music program. His first primary teacher was Lembi Veskimets of the Cleveland Orchestra.


He studied with Louise Zeitlin and earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. He completed both a Master’s Degree and an Artist Diploma at DePaul University, studying with Wei-Ting Quo of the Chicago Symphony and legendary Chicago violist, Rami Solomonow.


Seth was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2015-2018 and performed with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra as their Project Inclusion Fellow in the summer of 2018. He currently performs with the Chicago Sinfonietta as their Project Inclusion Fellow.


Seth is a champion of playing new music. He frequently works with Chicago-based composers and premiers new works. It is his mission to perform music by women and people of color as often as possible.