Susan Doering, violinist, has performed
throughout the Americas, Europe, the
Middle East, and the Far East as a soloist, recitalist, orchestral, and chamber
musician. Her many television and public radio broadcasts include
featured performances on NPR's "Performance Today" and satellite
broadcasts from China. She has recorded numerous CD’s on various labels
including chamber music by composers Stephen Danker, Tarik O’Regan, and Ernest
Bloch, including a harmonia mundi CD which was nominated for two Grammy© Awards
As a member of the
Emerald Duo with Dieter Wulfhorst (violin/violoncello), Doering has toured in
Europe numerous times. Reviews in the Hessisch/Niedersächische Allgemeine
spoke of the "fascinating playing of the highly talented American Violinist,"
her "security in style" and her "overwhelming musicality."
The Duo also participates in various period (historically informed) instrument
workshops and seminars around the United States, has been on the faculty of an
international festival in Sweden and Germany for the past one and a half
decades, and has held residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta,
Canada, Western Oregon University, the University of Western Ontario, Canada,
and the Idaho State University in Pocatello.
has recently been appointed the concertmaster of the Tulare County Symphony
Orchestra and also plays in the Fresno Philharmonic, the Monterey Symphony, the
San Juan Symphony, and the Santa Rosa Symphony.
She has been a member of the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra,
performing on both modern and period instruments, is the former concertmistress
of the Springfield (MO) Regional Opera, and is the former principal second
violin of both the Springfield and the Tupelo Symphonies. She has performed
with the National Chamber Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, the San Diego
Symphony, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and is also a founding member of the
Kansas City Camerata. She was acting principal second violin with the
Fresno Philharmonic during the 2004-2006 seasons, and was principal second
violin with the El Paso Opera from 2007-2009.
She holds Bachelor and Master of
Music degrees from the
University of Southern California and the University of Michigan and her
Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland. Her principal teachers
include Alice Schoenfeld, Camilla Wicks, and the Guarneri Quartet. A former
tenured Associate Professor of Violin, she has been on the faculties of
Southwest Missouri State University, Arizona State University, California State
University, Fresno, and Fresno Pacific University.
Dr. Doering had been teaching violin
and viola at Fresno
Pacific University since 2001. She is also a board certified music
therapist and maintains a private violin/viola studio and Music Therapy practice
in Central California. She plays a 1995 copy of a 1742 Guarnerius del
Gesu, made for her by Robert Clemens in St Louis, Missouri.
Upcoming engagements include
a diversity of chamber
music concerts throughout the Western states during the 2012/2013 season,
performances with the Victoria Bach Festival in June 2013; and performances,
teaching, and a concert tour with Dieter Wulfhorst in Germany, Holland, and
Switzerland in Summer 2013.