from Alberta, Canada,
who attended The Hague Conservatory and McGill University,
and joined the Montreal Symphony in 1995.
In the autumn
of 2000, she became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other groups with whom she has
worked include Andover Chamber Music, the Berlioz Historical Brass, the
Boston Conservatory Faculty Wind Quintet, the Boston Pops, the Boston
Symphony Chamber Players, the New England Bassoon Quartet, and the Super
Conservatory Faculty Wind Quintet performed Gyorgy
Lalo Schifrin’s “La Nouvelle
Orleans” and Alexander von Zemlinsky’s
“Humoresque” at the Northeast Horn Workshop on 15th
October 2003, the Berlioz Historical Brass made its Boston debut in King’s Chapel with
the chapel choir and orchestra under the directorship of Heinrich
Christensen. Their program
comprised excerpts from Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz, “Les mot de
Berlioz” by Clifford Bevan, “Premiere Marche” by Luigi
Cherubini, “O Ruddier than the Cherry” by George Frideric Handel, “Duet” by Alexandre Hardy, “Credo” by Henri Du Mont,
and “Domine Salvum”,
“Duet” and “O Salutaris”
by Abbe Nicholas Roze.
in the 2nd annual Bassoon Day at McGill University
on 28th March 2004.
October 2005, Suzanne and oboist Laura Ahlbeck,
clarinetist Ian Greitzner, horn player David Ohanian and flautist Linda Toote
reprised Schifrin’s “La Nouvelle Orleans” at Seully Hall in Boston,
She took part
in the Boston Woodwind Society’s Double Reed Day in 2006.
2007, the New England Bassoon Quartet gave a pair of recitals at the Boston
Conservatory and the University
of New Hampshire. Their material included: “Arietta in Memory of Francis
Poulenc” by Christopher Kies;
“Concert Etudes” by Vaclav Nelhybel;
“Fripperies Vol. 1” by Lowell Shaw; “Le Phenix” by Michel Corrette;
“Quartettino” by William Schuman;
and, “Scherzo” by Sergei Prokofiev.
Symphony Chamber Players took the stage at Jordan Hall on 10th
February 2008 where they played Ingolf
Dahl’s “Duettino concertante”,
Daron Hagen’s “Concerto for
Brass”, Paul Hindemith’s “Morgenmusik”,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Serenade No. 12 in E flat, K.
375”, and Toru Takemitsu’s
August 2008, Suzanne and members of the BSO offered up the prelude concert
at Ozawa Hall in Lenox,
Massachusetts. It consisted of “Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders” by Franz Hasenohrl,
“Minuet for Cello and Piano” and “Piano Trio” by
Franz Joseph Haydn, “Elegy for Horn and Piano” by Francis
Poulenc, and “Petrouschkates” by Joan Tower. The main event was a double-header
of Beethoven: Mass in C, with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and “Symphony No.
The NEBQ were
back at the University
of New Hampshire on
28th September 2010 for a program of new works by Berklee College of Music composers such as Beth Denish, Marti Epstein, Greg Hopkins, Andrew List, and
November 2008, the BSCP opened their season at Jordan Hall with
“Divertimento in D” by Michael Haydn, “Divertimento No.
12” by Mozart, “Quintette en forme de choros” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, and “String Sextet No.
1” by Johannes Brahms.
participated in an Inside Out Winds recital on 7th March 2010 at
the Newton Free Library in New Centre, Massachusetts. She and horn player Eli Epstein,
oboist John Ferrillo, flautist Elizabeth Ostling and clarinetist Michael Wayne interpreted
Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi”
and “Fugue in G minor” and Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”.
August 2010, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood
Festival Chorus teamed up for Gloria
by Poulenc and The Planets by
to Jordan Hall on 22nd September 2010 for a recital with Richard
Svoboda that included “Humoresque & Impromptu” by Reinhold Gliere, “Sonata” by Hindemith,
“Sonata” by Camille Saint-Saens, “Sonata in D
minor” by Corrette, and “Sonata No. 3
in F major” by Francois Devienne.
December 2010, she was part of an all-star orchestra in Concert for the
Cure at Jordan Hall. Sir Simon
Rattle conducted the adagietto from
“Symphony No. 5” by Gustav Mahler, “Piano Concerto in G,
K. 453” by Mozart, with Marc-Andre Hamelin at the keys, and
“Symphony No. 2” by Brahms.
opened their season at Jordan Hall on 16th October 2011 with an
all-Czech affair that comprised Antonin
Dvorak’s “Quintet in G, Op. 77”, Leos Janacek’s
Martinu’s “Sextet for Piano and
November 2011, Andover Chamber Music performed “Fairytales” by
William Bolcom, “Nonet”
by Louis Spohr, and “Sextet” by
Members of the
BSO appeared at Jordan Hall on 7th November 2011 for a program of
Brahms’ “Piano Quintet, Op. 34”, Mahler’s
“Adagio for Piano Quartet”, Alfred Schnittke’s
“Piano Quartet”, and Spohr’s
“Nonet in F major, Op. 31”.
which Suzanne appears include Martinu: Chamber Music with Flute and Le Monde du Serpent with Douglas
In the field
of music education, she has taught at the Boston Conservatory, the Boston
University College of Fine Arts, the Longy School
of Music, McGill
University, and Tanglewood.