Musician Consortium: Mimi Reed McGehee Chair
When you meet Suzanne, ask her… Which local restaurants would she recommend? What is her favorite music video? Where does she spend her summers?
Suzanne LeFevre, a Wisconsin native, began her formal education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Following, she spent one year at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, Holland, where she studied with the principal violist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma from Yale University.
Suzanne has led an active orchestral career and chamber music life, playing in numerous orchestras and ensembles in the US, as well as Europe, including: Principal Viola of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Principal Viola of the Charlotte Symphony, Principal Viola of Mercury Baroque. She has played in the Nederlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and New Haven Symphony. Suzanne has participated in the Grand Teton Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, Madison Chamber Music Festival, and Colorado Music Festival.
After spending 20 months in Antwerp Belgium, in 2005, Suzanne moved to Houston Texas, where she is currently Co-Principal Violist with ROCO. She has been a member of Houston Grand Opera since 2005. Suzanne also serves as an Affiliate Artist of Viola at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music.