ATMA is thrilled to congratulate Susie Napper on being honoured by Women’s Y Foundation of Montreal as a 2011 Woman of Distinction.
Selected by an independent jury as the 2011 Women of Distinction Laureate in the Arts and Culture category, Susie Napper is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Montreal Baroque Festival. For ten years now, this festival has attracted music lovers from all over the world. Susie also has a busy international career as a gambist and cellist, both as a soloist and ensemble member.
Napper is well-known as the driving force behind numerous musical projects and as a catalyst in the classical music world, making a place for women in all her musical endeavours and playing the role of mentor to the next generation. The Y Foundation recognises women who, “by their daily actions, their character and their professional path … enrich the community and contributed to the advancement of women in our society.”
Napper has recorded many outstanding CDs for ATMA Classique over the last 16 years. Her latest ATMA collaboration is an exciting new project in conjunction with the 2011 Festival, which wrapped up yesterday: a series of “recently discovered” Brandenburg Concertos 7 – 12. Napper “borrowed” great movements from Bach’s cantatas and constructed six new concerti.