Susanna Mendlow, cellist and vocalist, has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Central Asia. A versatile musician, she enjoys playing a variety of styles, including classical, ethnic folk, pop, and improvisation. Her projects have brought her to such venues as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre, Symphony Space, Le Poisson Rouge, the Verizon Center, the National Gallery, the National Cathedral, and the Kennedy Center.
Susanna integrates multiple genres into her teaching, playing improvisation games with her students on a regular basis. She has taught undergraduate students at SUNY Stony Brook and currently serves on the faculty at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD. Additionally, she is a teaching artist for the Washington Performing Arts Capital Strings Program and conducts weekly cello sectionals with the George Washington Middle School Orchestra in Alexandria, VA. Her students receive favorable marks in their assessments and share a love of music-making and exploration.
Susanna received her DMA from SUNY Stony Brook, her MM from Michigan State University, and her BA in both psychology and music from Columbia University. She studied cello with Suren Bagratuni, Misha Quint, and Colin Carr. She currently plays in the Kassia Music Collective, QuinTango, the Artelion Trio, and Noam Faingold’s Burning City Orchestra. Susanna joined Cellospeak in December 2015.