Lisa Suslowicz was born in Chicago and grew up in Miami, Florida. She began playing the piano at age 6 and picked up the viola for the first time at 9 years old. In 1989, she co-founded the Griffon String Quartet, Grand-Prize Winner of the 1991 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
Suslowicz has been the principal violist with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993 and is a frequent substitute violist with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras.
Suslowicz is an active and dedicated teacher of viola and chamber music. She is a member of the viola faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and School of Continuing Education, where she has maintained a private teaching studio since 1993.
Faculty violist, NEC Preparatory Division since 1993; B.M., M.M. New England Conservatory; studies with Abe Skernick (Indiana University) and James Buswell (NEC); participated in the Juilliard Seminar, the Pensacola Chamber Music Festival, and the Bach Aria Festival; founding member of the Griffon String Quartet; Grand Prize winner of the 1991 National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition; performances with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Ballet Orchestra; principal violist, Boston Philharmonic.