Susanna Mendlow

Susanna Mendlow, cellist, received her BA in both psychology and music from Columbia University, her MM from Michigan State University, and her DMA from Stony Brook University. The recipient of numerous prizes in New York City, she has performed in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre, Symphony Space, and Le Poisson Rouge. 

Susanna has collaborated with numerous artists, including Alan Kay, Frank Morelli, Dmitri Berlinsky, Colin Carr, and Suren Bagratuni, and members of the Emerson Quartet. She also has worked with composers Kaija Saariaho, Marc Neikrug, Frank Stemper, Stacy Garrop, and Judith Shatin, premiering works by the latter three. In 2012 and 2013 she was invited to play in Stony Brook University’s “Starry Nights,” an event that showcases select students and faculty. Susanna also enjoys playing non-classical genres and in August of 2011 traveled to Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic as a member of Moyindau, a group that integrated jazz, folk, contemporary classical, and free improvisation. She has continued this journey of musical exploration with her string quartet Kamea. Susanna currently engages in multiple projects as both a cellist and vocalist. She has studied with Suren Bagratuni, Misha Quint, and Colin Carr.