Lance Suzuki, Flute

Flutist Lance Suzuki has been consistently praised for his “gorgeous” (NY Times), “captivating” (NY Concert Review) and “mesmerizing” (NY Classical Review) performances. He currently serves as Piccolo/Third Flute in the Hawaii Symphony and also appears regularly as Principal Flute of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble. 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 many new works with groups such as the Metropolis Ensemble, the Argento Chamber Ensemble, the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, and in Carnegie Hall workshops led by Dawn Upshaw, John Harbison, Osvaldo Golijov, and Donnacha Dennehy.

Born and raised in the state of Hawaii, Lance Suzuki is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Southern California, where he was named Outstanding Graduate in his class by the faculty, and the Punahou School. He has studied with Linda Chesis, Michael Parloff, Nadine Asin, Gary Woodward, Jean Harling, and in masterclasses with Paula Robison. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Flute Society.