Double bass students perform for guest artist Susan Cahill

Guest artist Susan Cahill worked with Music Education major Colin Hedges-Stoops and Music Technology major Zach Jeppesen as part of the String Area Guest Master Class series. 

Susan Cahill, Colorado Symphony Orchestra bassist and University of Denver faculty member, graduated from Indiana University. Before joining the Colorado Symphony, where she has held section as well as acting assistant positions, Cahill was principal bass of the Louisiana Philharmonic in New Orleans. She is also a member of the faculty of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival.

As a solo performer Cahill has performed with a number of ensembles. In 2010, she performed as a soloist with the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra under the direction of Scott Yoo. The Colorado Springs Gazette praised her Bottesini Concerto No.2 as “a showcase for the amazing Susan Cahill, (she) made the double bass sing with a marvelously disembodied, woody timbre.” The Colorado Springs Gazette also called her 2008 performance of Jacob Druckman’s Valentine “Breathless.”

With Extasis she has performed as soloist at the BASS2010 double bass convention in Berlin, Germany and has had numerous solo performances in Colorado with Up Close and Musical, the Colorado Youth Sinfonia, and with the Colroado Symphony in 2002. 

Cahill performs on an instrument made by Guiseppe Santori of Turin dated 1823.

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