Cellist Anne Suda enjoys national and international performance opportunities. She has appeared as soloist with several symphony orchestras including the American Philharmonic, the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, the Southeast Iowa Symphony and the Quincy Symphony, performing works including the Dvorák Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and the Brahms Double Concerto. Her performances have brought her to many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the American Cathedral in Paris. Classical Sonoma wrote of her performance of Rococo Variations, “The delightful top-to-bottom slides on the fingerboard were impeccable, and in the cadenza Ms. Suda never hurried, letting the long pauses add suspense to the music. She clearly identified with the subtle and non-heroic interplay of cello and orchestra.” Anne has also been praised for bringing a fresh and contemporary sound to her repertoire, with the Northwest Reverb writing of her interpretation of the Debussy Cello Sonata, “Cellist Anne Suda read so much contrast into the score, intermittently I felt I wasn't hearing Debussy at all, but discovering his lost contemporary genius…it was the freshest I’ve heard.”
Passionate about chamber music, Anne is a founding member of two award-winning ensembles based in the San Francisco. With her ensemble Aleron Trio, Anne recently won the 2014 Berkeley Piano Club Emerging Artist Award and will serve as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco next season. Anne has performed on three critically acclaimed tours of France with her trio and recently completed a residency with the Southeast Iowa Symphony performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and giving 17 school and community outreach presentations. Anne will perform the Triple Concerto next season with One Found Sound chamber orchestra in San Francisco and with the Venice Symphony Orchestra in Florida.
With Anne’s contemporary chamber group Nonsemble 6, she has performed Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire throughout the country, receiving a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music to help fund the project. Performed memorized, Anne interacts with other members of the ensemble to present a staged performance of this monumental 20th Century work. Anne performed at the Astoria Music Festival with Nonsemble 6 as Young-Artists-in-Residence and performed chamber music works alongside San Francisco Ballet Concert Master Roy Malan and members of the Portland Symphony.
Dedicated to teaching and coaching young musicians, Anne has served as Artist-in-Residence at Western Illinois University where she gave a solo recital and master class for university cellists. With her trio Anne has led master classes for the Alexander String Quartet at San Francisco State University and coached student chamber ensembles from the Crowden School in Berkeley. Anne received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Vanderbilt University where she double majored in English Literature. She received her Master of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of Jennifer Culp of the Kronos Quartet. Anne also studied in Australia at the Sydney Conservatorium, where she served as principal cellist of the chamber orchestra. Anne began her cello study with her mother Carolyn Suda at age four. Please visit Anne’s website at www.annesuda.com