Thomas Suárez
A native of New York, Thomas Suárez is a former member of the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, American Composers
Orchestra, and several of New York’s chamber ensembles. In other symphonic
work he has served as associate concertmaster and principal second violin in
the Spoleto Festival in Italy, and held principal positions with the orchestra at
New York’s Metropolitan Opera House playing for international ballet
companies.

In quartets and smaller chamber groups he has held the post of artist-in-
residence at Sarah Lawrence College (New York), and toured through Japan,
Southeast Asia, Pacific islands, and Morocco. He was one of two students that
served as the subjects of a 1972 film produced by RAI (Italian Broadcasting)
from Luciano Berio’s series, C’è Musica e Musica; and in 1966, and he was the
subject of a public violin lesson with Shinichi Suzuki during that pedagogue’s
first trip to the United States, to demonstrate his now-famous teaching
method. A student principally of the Juilliard School in New York, Suárez studied
with Ivan Galamian, Felix Galimir, Josef Gingold, Louise Behrend, and three
members of the Budapest String Quartet.