“Each flute lesson with me focuses first on fundamentals. My goal is to help every flute student to find their most efficient, streamlined method of sound production. Through my personal series of tone-developing exercises, I aim to create a seamless flow of sound from the lowest to the highest registers of the flute. With a mindfulness to the nuances of tone, flute students of all ages and abilities can gain greater confidence and consistency in their flute playing.”
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
B.M., University of Southern California
HMTA, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii Flute Society, Hawaii Youth Symphony, Wintergreen Festival and Academy
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 Acting Piccolo/Third Flute in the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra from 2015-18.
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. 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 and coaches chamber music for the Hawaii Youth Symphony. His students regularly participate in programs such as Interlochen Arts Camp and Flute Institute, the Hawaii Youth Symphony and OBDA Select Bands.
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