Guillaume Sutre was 18 when he was awarded first prize in both the Alberto Curci International Violin Competition in Italy and the International Piano Trio ARD Competition in Munich. He won first prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and prizes in many chamber competitions in Europe. In 1999, he was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government. He has performed with Nelson Freire, Lynn Harrell, Gary Hoffman, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Michel Portal, Pascal Rogé, and Yehudi Menuhin.
In 1986, Sutre founded the Wanderer Trio, and in 1996 he became the first violinist for the Ysaÿe Quartet. Sutre has mastered a repertoire of over 500 pieces. With his wife, Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, he formed a violin and harp duo, an ensemble through which they explore and deepen their existing repertoire.
Sutre has recorded with Sony Classical Records and Decca, among others. He was professor of a string quartet class at the Paris City Conservatory for ten years. Since 2008, he is professor of violin and director of string chamber music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He was born in France and studied at the Paris Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and Cologne Conservatory of Music.