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Lefevre Suzanne

Affiliate Artist in Viola

Suzanne LeFevre (Viola [PT]) received her bachelor of music from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After graduation, Suzanne studied for a year at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where she studied with Matthias Maurer, the principal violist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. She returned to the United States and enrolled at the Yale University School of Music, where she studied under Jesse Levine and Kazu Isomura of the Tokyo Quartet. At Yale she earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma, and was awarded the Elizabeth Battel Stoeckl Award for excellence in Chamber Music. Suzanne is a member of the Houston Grand Opera, which she joined in 2005. She plays regularly with the Houston Symphony, and has played with Ars Lyrica and Musiqa. Suzanne was the associate artistic director of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra from 2013-16 and has co-principal viola in the ensemble since its founding in 2005. In 2014 Suzanne joined the faculty Texas Strings Camp in Austin, and was on faculty at Omaha Conservatory Summer Institute in July 2017. Suzanne has had an active orchestral and chamber orchestra career in the United States and Europe. In addition to her current positions in Houston, she was the principal violist of Mercury Baroque, the principal violist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, acting-assistant principal violist of the Charlotte Symphony. She has played with the Nederlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Granada Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and the New Haven Symphony. She was adjunct professor of viola at Loyola University in New Orleans LA, from 1998-2000. She has recorded with Ahmad Jamal and the Assai Quartet. She has also performed seasonally in many festivals, including the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Peninsula Music Festival, Music on the Hill in Rhode Island, the Madison Chamber Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.