Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Suzanne Gilchrest

Suzanne Gilchrest, flute, performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland, and has been noted for her highly artistic standards, her beautiful sound, and her polished and brilliant playing. She has appeared in such places as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Florence Gould Hall, and Symphony Space in New York City, and at many universities and concert series from New York to Berlin and from Key West, Florida to Lubec, Maine. She won the Artist International Chamber Music Award as a member of the Browning-Gilchrest Duo in 1996. Her recordings with the Duo — Serenade for flute and guitar and Duo Chant (Prospect Classics label) — have received wide critical acclaim and are often played on radio stations throughout the United States and Canada. Live radio performances include several appearances on “Around New York” on WNYC-FM, “Morning Pro Musica” on WGBH-FM in Boston, and “Live at Eleven” on Maine Public Radio. In addition to performing with the Browning-Gilchrest Duo, she also performs with the flute, viola and cello trio Eight Strings and a Whistle, Guitar Among Others, and the Galatea Ensemble. She is currently a professor of flute and chamber music at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and holds a Master’s degree in chamber music performance from New York University.

Musica Bella concerts: January 20, 2002; January 27, 2002