Susan Lamb Cook, cellist
Susan Lamb Cook is an active performer and educator both nationally and internationally, and is sought after as soloist and chamber musician with performances throughout Europe, the Far East, and the United States. She is on the artistic staff for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and has served on faculty for the Vianden Festival, Luxembourg, and the Saarburg Festival, Germany. Susan is currently Lecturer in cello and chamber music at the University of California, Davis. Her tours of China have included performances and master classes at the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory and in the cities of Jinan, Liaosheng, Dezhou, Qilu, Hangzhou and Xiamen.
As both soloist and chamber musician, she has performed and given master classes at San Francisco State University, Scripps College and Harvey Mudd College, and has been featured on Austrian National Television. Susan has performed as soloist with the UC Davis Symphony, the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Camellia Symphony, and the Folsom Symphony. In 2015, she was featured as soloist with the Classical Music Festival Orchestra for a Gala Concert in the beautiful Haydn Concert Hall of the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt.
As pedagogue, Susan Lamb Cook is highly regarded as both cellist and chamber musician, and her students perform regularly for competitions and public concerts. She is an active member of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, Music Teachers’ Association of California, and the American String Teachers Association, and is co-author of Guide to Teaching Strings by Norman Lamb. In recent years, her focus on music education has taken her to public schools around the region offering performance presentations and classroom visits. Grants from the Rumsey Community Fund and the Swift Fund for the Arts supported her appearances as artist-in-residence for the Esparto School District. Her work in developing the Sacramento Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Workshop received recognition from the New York-based organization Chamber Music America and the Association of Chamber Music Players, Inc.
Susan Lamb Cook has recorded works by Daniel Kingman for Innova Records and has recorded works by Rachmaninoff for cello and piano, as well as works by Beethoven, Beach, and Bernstein with the Gold Coast Trio. Ms. Lamb Cook studied with Angelica May at the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria, and Charles Wendt at the University of Iowa.