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Rie Suzuki - Clarinet
Rie Suzuki joined Rowan University as Professor of Clarinet in 2002. Born in Japan, Ms. Suzuki made her Tokyo debut as a winner of the Japanese Clarinet Society Recital Series while a conservatory student at Musashino Academia Musicae. She has since appeared as soloist, recitalist, and collaborative artist throughout Japan as well as Europe, Central America, and the United States. She is currently a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, principal clarinet of the Princeton Festival Orchestra, and has served as guest clarinetist for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, among others. Also an active chamber musician, Ms. Suzuki is a founding member of the Eastwinds Quintet and Tripod Trio. Her performances have been heard at the Aspen, Sarasota, AIMS (Graz, Austria), Apple Hill, Princeton, Kusatsu (Japan), and Northern Lights International Music Festivals. Rie Suzuki has been featured in live performances on radio stations including WQXR in New York City (McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase) and WJHU in Baltimore, and as a guest speaker for "Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps" on WITF in Harrisburg. Her performances led to her recording on the Capstone Records Label with Soprano, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, New World Records label with the Philadelphia Virtuosi, the Centaur Records label with the Tripod Trio, the Naxos Records label with the Philadelphia Philharmonia under JoAnn Falletta, and DVD on the Warner Brothers label with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Ms. Suzuki holds doctorate and graduate performance degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. Her principal teachers include Loren Kitt, Robert Coleman, Yuji Murai, Tadao Funahashi, and chamber music with the late Samuel Sanders.