Susannah Foster - violin

Violinist Susannah Foster enjoys an international performing career on modern and historical instruments, appearing with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Handel + Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Opera Atelier, Sarasa Ensemble, Les Bostonades, Arcadia Players, Emmanuel Music, Grand Harmonie, the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, Newton Baroque, and Ars Musica Chicago. She has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Africa under the baton of conductors Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Giovanni Antonini, Jaap Van Sweden, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph Eschenbach, Herbert Blomstedt, and John Williams, and has played extensively with the New World Symphony in Miami. In demand as a leader, she has served as concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, and numerous period ensembles.

A passionate educator, Susannah has over a decade of experience teaching violin, viola, and chamber music to students of all levels and ages. She serves as violin and viola faculty at the Cambridge Music Consortium and the Dana Hall School of Music, and as chamber music director at the German International School ofBoston. Previously, she held faculty positions at Northwestern University's Music Academy and the People's Music School in Chicago, and worked extensively with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' Intensive Community Program. Her teaching draws from the Suzuki, Rolland, and traditional methods, with particular emphasis on body awareness, balance, and ease of movement, informed by her study of the Feldenkrais Method and the Alexander Technique. Susannah holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, where she was the teaching assistant to Blair Milton and Stacia Spencer.

 

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