Susanna Klein
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Member Since: December 7, 2017
Last Visit:September 20, 2023

Susanna Klein

I'm a violinist, professor, arts entrepreneur and practice researcher. Highlights: Asst. Professor of Violin at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and author of the Practizma Practice Journal. I'm passionate about practice psychology and musician health. I run a website and youtube channel for efficiency in practice.

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Susanna Klein is Associate Professor of violin and coordinator of strings at her alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, she has enjoyed a varied career as a violinist, educator and innovator on the East Coast. She has performed in orchestra and chamber music settings in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Israel as well as throughout the United States. Currently she serves as violinist with both Trio 826, based in Iowa, and the trailblazer group Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (ACE) in Richmond. ACE has garnered national attention through its novel connections to audiences, recently detailed in Chamber Music Magazine.

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Klein served as principal second violin of the Richmond Symphony for five years. Other orchestral appointments have been with the Colorado Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Vermont Symphony (as acting concertmaster) and Rhode Island Philharmonic. Klein has played under the baton of notable conductors such as Marin Alsop, Sejii Ozawa, Yoel Levi, and Lorin Maazel. She participated in the music festivals at Tanglewood, Spoleto Italy, Shira, Kneisel Hall, and Nova Scotia Festival. She performs regularly at Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, and Loon Lake Live.
Recording credits include One Ring Zero, Modern Groove Syndicate, Trio 826, Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble.

Klein's research in practice efficiency has led to presentations at the National Conference of the American String Teachers Association and at University Music Departments around the country. Her articles on practice have been published in The Instrumentalist, ASTA Journal, Strings Magazine. Podcast appearances include contrabass conversations, Clarineat, Creative Baggage and the Violin Podcast.

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