Cellist Suzanne Mueller is a native of Long Island (NY). She made her New York recital debut in 1996 as half of the Elysian Duo, under the auspices of Artists International Presentations, Inc., and performed for a decade in Elysian II, a duo with pianist Iris Kaplan. Her current primary groups are CROSS ISLAND, a duo with pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas, which frequently performs as a trio with clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr., andf McCarron & Mueller, her collaboration with guitarist/composer/arranger Mark McCarron, which generally performs as a trio with percussionist Stefan Schatz..
She is Beech Tree Concerts Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens, where she presents summer concerts under the beautiful old tree that gives the series its name.
A proponent of non-traditional cello performance styles and genres, Suzanne is a member of the New Directions Cello Association. She currently performs Retro Folk duo Hungrytown and with singer/songwriter Terry Winchel. She can be heard on the following CDs: Hungytown’s self-titled album, Terry Winchell’s VICE VERSA, and Dave Rave’s and Mark McCarron’s IN THE BLUE OF MY DREAMS (2007); Alli Collis’s SIGNAL ON THE STARBOARD and Lauren Agnelli’s LOVE ALWAYS FOLLOWS ME (2004); and Rebecca Hall’s SUNDAY AFERNOON (2002).
Suzanne is a graduate of both the Pre-College and College of The Juilliard School and has studied with such notable cellists as Alexander Kouguell, Channing Robbins, Harvey Shapiro, Lorne Monroe, and Marion Feldman, and chamber music coaches including William Lincer, Joseph Fuchs, and collaborative pianist Margo Garrett. She has also coached with cellist Eugene Friesen in workshops focused on non-classical playing.
For more information on Suzanne Mueller, to hear sound clips of her playing, and to find out where and when she will be appearing, please see her websites: http://www.myspace.com/cambiatagn and http://www.myspace.com/crossislandensemble.