Arnaud Sussmann

Twenty-two year old violinist Arnaud Sussmann is quickly establishing a reputation as a multi-faceted and compelling artist, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences alike. He has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. Mr. Sussmann has recently appeared with the Cannes Orchestra, the Monaco Chamber Orchestra, the Nice Orchestra, the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, the El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and presented recitals in numerous cities around the world including New York, Memphis, Chicago, Panama City, San Salvador, London, Paris, St Petersburg, and Shanghai among others.

In addition to his solo career, Mr. Sussmann is also a dedicated chamber musician. He was recently accepted into the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two program for the 2006-2009 seasons and will appear in numerous performances at Lincoln Center in New York as well as on tour throughout the United States. He has performed with many of the today’s leading artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Joseph Kalichstein, Miriam Fried, Ani Kavafian, Paul Neubauer, Fred Sherry, and Andre-Michel Schub.

Mr. Sussmann is a winner of several International Competitions and awards including the Andrea Postacchini Competition in Fermo, Italy and the Vatelot/Rampal Competition in Paris, France. In 2003, the Tanglewood Music Center awarded him the David Gritz Violin Award for his extraordinary commitment of talent and energy. Most recently the New York Salon de Virtuosi concert series awarded him with their fellowship grant, resulting in a live concert broadcast on WQXR’s “Young Artists Showcase” radio show. In the summer of 2006, he was chosen to perform on the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago which was broadcast live on television and on WFMT radio.

Highlights of the 2006-07 season include a performance of the Brahms G Major sextet with Itzhak Perlman, concerto and recital appearances in Houston, Santa Fe, New York, London, El Salvador, and a tour of the United States with violinist Miriam Fried and musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute. Other upcoming engagements include chamber music concerts with Menahem Pressler, Gary Hoffman and Ida Kavafian. In April 2006, Mr. Sussmann recorded a live CD of chamber works by Dvorak and Beethoven with David Finckel and Wu Han. Mr. Sussmann is also featured as the leader of the Suedama ensemble on a recording of Mozart piano concertos being released on the Vanguard Classics label in the summer of 2006. Mr. Sussmann’s past summer festival appearances include Strings in the Mountains, Giverny Music Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Ravinia, Tanglewood, and the Perlman Music Program.

Mr. Sussmann holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from The Juilliard School and is currently working towards his Master of Music degree with Itzhak Perlman, who chose him to be a Starling Fellow, an honor qualifying him as his teaching assistant for the next two years. His previous teachers include Daniel Lagarde and Boris Garlitsky. He has also studied chamber music with Jerome Lowenthal, Pamela and Claude Frank, the Juilliard String Quartet, Miriam Fried, and Donald Weilerstein.

Mr. Sussmann plays on a fine Franciscus Celoniatus violin from Turin, 1732.

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