Flutist Lance Suzuki has been consistently praised for his “gorgeous flute tone” (NY Times) and his “captivating” (NY Concert Review) and “mesmerizing” (NY Classical Review) performances. He has performed as a chamber musician and soloist at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Marlboro and Bard Festivals, and live on NPR’s Performance Today.
Mr. Suzuki has premiered numerous new works with the Metropolis and Argento ensembles, and in Carnegie Hall workshops led by Dawn Upshaw, John Harbison and Osvaldo Golijov. He appears regularly as Principal Flute of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble and was Piccolo/Third Flute in the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra from 2015-18. In the 2019-20 season, he joins the Spring Wind Quintet and Chamber Music Hawaii as a resident artist.
Lance Suzuki holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and University of Southern California where he studied with Linda Chesis, Michael Parloff, Nadine Asin, Gary Woodward and in masterclasses with Paula Robison. He is also a graduate of the Punahou School. Committed to educating the next generation of young musicians, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Flute Society and the Hawaii Music Teachers Association.