Suzanne Mueller

Cellist Suzanne Mueller is a graduate of both the Pre-College and College of The Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Marion Feldman, Alexander Kouguell, Lorne Munroe, Leslie Parnas, Channing Robbins, and Harvey Shapiro, and she has coached with artists including Joseph Fuchs, Margot Garrett, William Lincer, and, for non-classical playing and perspective, Eugene Friesen.  She made her New York recital debut under the auspices of Artists International, as a member of the piano/cello Elysian Duo, and went on to perform as half of its successor, Elysian II, for ten years. She is founding cellist (and manager, graphic designer, webmaster, etc.) of CROSS ISLAND, a duo with pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas formed in 2007 that primarily performs as a trio with clarinet. She also performs as half of CROSS ISLAND- Cello & Reed, a duo with clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr. 2008-11, with Thomas Piercy taking over as clarinetist as of 2012, and in Mueller & Russo, a duo with guitarist Nick Russo, which is the successor to the decade-long collaboration McCarron & Mueller, with guitarst Mark McCarron. Currently, she is Beech Tree Concerts Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens, where, for nearly a decade, she has presented series of outdoor summer concerts with a variety of guest partners. She enjoys collaborating with composers and has premiered several works – both solo and ensemble.  Suzanne is a member of the New Directions Cello Association. She performs and records with the Retro Folk duo Hungrytown, and has also appeared and recorded with singer/songwriter Terry Winchell, and in the jazz-inflected pop ensemble of Dave Rave & Mark McCarron. She is also a member of the International Alliance for Women in Music and a profile of her is appearing in their Fall 2011 newsletter.  She can be heard on the CDs: CROSS ISLAND – Quiet Strength (2011); CROSS ISLAND – Explorations, and Robin Eve—Remembrance (2010); Hungrytown (self-titled album), Terry Winchell—Vice Versa, and Dave Rave and Mark McCarron—In the Blue of My Dreams (2007); Alli Collis—Signal on the Starboard, and Lauren Agnelli—Love Always Follows Me (2004);, Rebecca Hall—Sunday Afternoon (2002); and the Cave Dogs’ Joyrides for Shut-ins (1990).

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