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Susie Napper

, viola da gamba

Cellist, gambist, continuo player par excellence, Susie Napper is known for her colorful, even controversial performances of both solo and chamber repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. Having spent her childhood in an artistic milieu in London, in her late teens she moved to New York to study at the Juilliard School, then to the Paris Conservatoire. San Francisco followed, where, after a foray into contemporary music, she co-founded and directed the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Since then she has spent two decades with a foot on either side of the Atlantic as principal cellist with several groups including Stradivaria in France, the Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal and Les Boréades in Montreal, and the Trinity Consort of Portland. Her concert tours have taken her as far afield as China, Japan, New Zealand, India, the Middle East, as well as most European countries. As a member of the very active viol duo Les Voix Humaines, she has discovered a new facet of musical expression in the form of musical arranging, thus providing an endlessly fascinating new repertoire for two viols.  Her recordings, which include most of the known repertoire for two viols, can be heard on Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Erato, ADDA, CBC Records, Naxos, and most notably on the ATMA label.

 
Bach: Cantates pour Luther BWV 76, 79, 80
Montréal Baroque
ACD22407
June, 2018
John Dowland: Lachrimae
Les Voix humaines
ACD22761
April, 2018
Bach: Cantates pour l'éternité BWV 4, 9, 106, 181
Montréal Baroque
ACD22406
May, 2017
Bach: Cantates pour la Pentecôte 68,173,174,184
Montréal Baroque
ACD22405
May, 2016