Dr. Suzanne Newcomb received her graduate degrees in piano performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University: a Master of Music and then a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree, studying piano under Leon Fleisher. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
An active solo and collaborative artist, Suzanne has performed as soloist or on stage with virtually every orchestra in the region. In 2015, she was featured in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Westerville Symphony. An associate musician at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, she appears regularly in concert with CSO musicians, including the string quartets QUBE and the High Street Four. Her piano trio, Camarata, recently completed an entire cycle of the Beethoven and Mozart Piano Trios at Mozart’s Cafe. Throughout the concert series, which spanned over two years and 32 major works, each recital contained a contemporary trio. Camarata received a grant in 2016 from the Johnstone Fund for New Music to present these new works in a special presentation at the Short North Stage.
Suzanne has had extensive experience in performing Art Song. She has given recitals of the music of Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, and other female composers, as well as entire Schumann and Schubert cycles.
Dr. Newcomb is a senior lecturer and staff pianist at Otterbein University and an associate faculty member of The Chamber Music Connection in Worthington. She lives in Upper Arlington, where she maintains her home piano studio of about twenty students.