My Work Focuses on: 
Cello Performance


More about Susannah Chapman

Cellist Susannah Chapman is well-established as a chamber musician, soloist, contemporary music interpreter, and performer in leading chamber orchestras. She performed the entire 2012-13 season with the New York Philharmonic, has played principal cello in Helmuth Rilling's Oregon Bach Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, is a former member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and currently performs regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In past seasons with Orpheus she has toured Southeast Asia, Europe, South America, Japan, appeared in Carnegie Hall, and performed on their European chamber music tour. Premiering new works by many of America's leading composers, Ms. Chapman has performed with the Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars, and is a member of Cygnus, a contemporary music sextet with its own series at Merkin Hall, and residencies at both Sarah Lawrence College and City University of New York. Ms. Chapman has appeared at Jacob's Pillow as a soloist with the Mark Morris Dance Company in works designed for and premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. She has traveled to Australia with Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars to perform contemporary concertos in the Sydney Opera House as part of the Olympic Arts Festival. Ms. Chapman has spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, performing with such artists as Midori, Samuel Rhodes, and Isidore Cohen. With Musicians from Marlboro she has toured nationally. Her chamber music performances with other New York groups have been heard at the 92nd Street Y, BargeMusic, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, on NHK Television, and on WNYC. Ms. Chapman is also a cello instructor at Sarah Lawrence College, Kean University, and the Brevard Music Center.


  • Bachelors of Music from Mannes College of Music
  • Doctorate of Music from SUNY Stony Brook

Performance Highlights

Concert Credits: Contemporary Concerti, Australian Chamber Orchestra. Soloist with Mark Morris Dance Company. Solo and chamber music recital series, Miller Theater.

Tours and chamber music performances: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra National tour, Musicians From Marlboro.

Member: Cygnus Ensemble, Trigon String Trio, Walden Chamber Players. Festivals: Marlboro, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Principal Cello Oregon Bach Festival