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Clarinetist Rié Suzuki is currently a member of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Princeton Festival Opera Orchestra, and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. She is a frequent guest clarinetist with The Pennsylvania Ballet, Opera Philadelphia, The Philly Pops, among others. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Suzuki is a founding member of the Eastwinds Quintet, the New Horizons Chamber Ensemble, and Tripod Trio. Her recent solo appearances and collaborations include concerto performances with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, co-premiering the wind ensemble edition of Leshonoff’s clarinet concerto “Nekudim”, and with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a recital series with the Poulenc Trio in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and a concert tour of Central America sponsored by U.S. Embassy with the Liberty Winds. Ms. Suzuki has recorded on the Capstone, New World, Centaur, Naxos, and Warner Brothers labels, and her live performances on broadcast include WQXR in NYC, WRTI in Philadelphia, and podcasts from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Rié Suzuki holds a doctorate degree from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University where she was awarded the Orchestral Fellowship and a Peabody Career Grant. Ms. Suzuki is a clarinet professor at Rowan University.

Education: BM, Mussahino Academia Musicae; MM, Webster University; DMA, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University

Divisions: Music