Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Cellist Susanne Friedrich was born in Vienna, Austria, and received her cello training at the Vienna Conservatory, studying with Victor Görlich and Josef Luitz. She received a Masters degree in cello performance as well as a cello pedagogy degree.
While a freelance cellist and teacher at the Vienna Conservatory Preparatory School she spent one year studying baroque cello at the Innsbruck Conservatory (State of Tyrol) with Max Engel.
This led her to work with several historically informance performance ensembles including, ith Paul Angerer’s Concilium Musicum with whom she performed as the only cellist for many years, touring all of Austria and Europe as well as Southeast Asia.
During her years in Vienna she played regularly with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Wiener Kammeroper (Vienna Chamber Opera) where she also contracted the orchestra.
In 1997 she moved to the Boston area to establish herself as a freelance player with many of New England’s orchestras. She is assistant principal of the Nashua Symphony (NH) and plays regularly with Masterworks Chorale and many other ensembles.
She founded Trio Orione (piano trio) together with Katharina Radlberger and Roy Imperio, as well as the Vienna Waltz Ensemble, which performs Strauss’ waltzes and polkas, and is a member of Trio con Brio, two flutes and cello, with Wendy Vignaux and Laura Wilkins.
Susanne teaches cello and chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Dana Hall School of Music, Rivers School Conservatory as well as in her private studio.
In tonight's performance, she is joined by pianist Ana Popa.
Ottorino Respighi: Adagio con Variazioni for Cello and Piano (1921)
Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Cello E minor, op. 38
Allegro non troppo
&Allegretto quasi Menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Cello No 5, op. 102/2 in D major
Allegro con brio
Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto