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Arnaud Sussmann

Awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, 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. Arnaud has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Central America, Europe, and Asia, and at many renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Smithsonian Museum and the Louvre Museum. He has recently appeared with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Monaco Chamber Orchestra, Nice Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, El Salvador National Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and presented recitals in numerous cities around the world including New York, Memphis, Chicago, Panama City, San Salvador, London, Paris, and St Petersburg.

In addition to his solo career, Mr. Sussmann is also a dedicated chamber musician. He was invited to join the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two program for the 2006-2009 seasons and continues to appear with CMS on tour. His 2010-11 season includes a tour of Israel, an appearance at the Cartagena Music Festival, and a performance with CMS on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center.

He has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Itzhak Perlman, Menahem Pressler, Joseph Kalichstein, Miriam Fried, Paul Neubauer, Fred Sherry, and Gary Hoffman. In 2008, he performed Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht on a Live from Lincoln Center TV broadcast with other members of the Chamber Music Society. He is also featured on a Deutsche Grammophone ‘Live’ recording (available through iTunes) of Schubert’s Trout Quintet with Menahem Pressler.

Mr. Sussmann is a winner of several international competitions and awards including the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition, the Andrea Postacchini Competition in Fermo, Italy, and the Vatelot/Rampal Competition in Paris, France. He is also the recipient of the David Gritz Violin Award given by the Tanglewood Music Center for his extraordinary commitment, 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. He was also chosen to perform on the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago which was broadcast live on television and on WFMT radio.

Recent highlights include an appearance at the Mostly Mozart Festival, a concert with the Lexington Philharmonic, performances at the 92nd Y and Le Poisson Rouge with the Suedama and Metropolis Ensembles, chamber music appearances in New York (Merkin Hall, Metropolitan Museum, Alice Tully Hall, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society) and on tour throughout the United States. In recent seasons, he has also performed at Carnegie’s Stern and Zankel Halls, Santa Fe New Music, the Virginia Arts Festival, the Metropolitan and Gardner Museums. Mr. Sussmann recently recorded works of Beethoven and Dvorák with CMS artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han. He is also featured as the leader of the Suedama ensemble on a recording of Mozart piano concertos released on the Vanguard Classics label. Mr. Sussmann’s recent and upcoming summer festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Strings in the Mountains, Giverny Music Festival, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), OK Mozart, Ravinia, Caramoor, Tanglewood, Mainly Mozart, the Bridgehampton Festival and the Perlman Music Program.

Mr. Sussmann was born in Strasbourg, France, and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School. He studied with Boris Garlitsky and Itzhak Perlman, who chose him to be a Starling Fellow, an honor qualifying him as Mr. Perlman’s teaching assistant for two years. He lives in New York City.