Woodwind Faculty: Suzanne Gilchrest

Flutist, Suzanne Gilchrest, noted for her highly artistic standards, her beautiful sound, and her polished and brilliant playing, performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Ms. Gilchrest has appeared in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Florence Gould Hall and Symphony Space in New York City, and has performed and given master classes at universities and concert series from New York to Berlin and from Key West, Florida to Lubec, Maine. Recent highlights include a performance at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C. with First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Jolanta Kwasniewska, now former First Lady of Poland, among the distinguished guests. Ms. Gilchrest has appeared as a soloist with the Galatea Ensemble and the Musica Bella Orchestra in New York, and with the Kammerorchester Kloten in Switzerland. She won the Artists International Chamber Music Award as a member of the Browning-Gilchrest Duo in 1996. Her recordings with the Duo, Serenade for flute and guitar and Duo Chant (Prospect Classics label,) have received wide critical acclaim and are often heard on radio stations throughout the United States and Canada.

Live radio performances include several appearances on Around New York on WNYC-FM, Morning Pro Musica on WGBH-FM in Boston, and Live at 11 on Maine Public Radio. In addition to performing with the Browning-Gilchrest Duo, Ms. Gilchrest also performs with the flute, viola and cello trio, Eight Strings and a Whistle, a recent recipient of the Artists International Special Presentation Award. Strongly committed to exposing young people to music, Ms. Gilchrest participates in many Arts-in-Education programs, performing concerts and giving workshops in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Northeast. In addition to being a member of the flute and chamber music faculty in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, Ms. Gilchrest coaches for the chamber music program at the New York Youth Symphony and teaches at SummerKeys in Lubec, Maine.  She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and holds a Master's degree in Chamber Music Performance from NYU Steinhardt, Music and Performing Arts Professions.