Susan Moses recently announced her retirement from the JSoM String Academy after 25 years of teaching. During these years, she has established a world-renowned cello class with her students who are performing and teaching throughout the world. In her years of teaching in Europe she has former students who are currently first chair players in major orchestras and perform as soloists. Former remarkable String Academy students have won national and international prizes such as Nathan Vickery (currently in the NY Philharmonic), James Kim, Braden McConnell. Ana Kim, and Gabriel Martins .
The many years that Susan taught in the Summer String Academy, students came from around the world to study with her and she left her mark on them all. In addition to her cello teaching, Susan was an inspirational force in the coaching of chamber music. Students will take with them memories of lessons filled with the joy of music making.
On a personal note, I have always marveled at Susan’s rare ability to create artists from the youngest of ages and to develop a complete sense of musicianship with all her students. She has been a true force in Bloomington and will be missed.
Susan Moses Biography
Susan Moses has been Co-Director of the Indiana University String Academy since 1995 and is on the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music. Her students have been awarded top prizes in international competitions and hold positions in leading orchestras of the United States and Europe. During her years of teaching in England, France and Italy, Susan was honored with several distinguished teaching awards and is the recipient of the 2014 INASTA Studio Teacher of the Year award. She also has served on the faculty of Boston University and the Oberlin Conservatory.
The recipient of a Ford Foundation prize, Ms. Moses has performed throughout the world in recital, with orchestras and as the solo cellist of the celebrated ensemble I Solisti Veneti.
As a founding member of the Chicago String Trio, she received a special prize from the University of Milan for outstanding contributions to chamber music. Susan Moses records for ERATO and the CONCERTO labels, has been nominated for a Grand Prix du Disque, and has served as a juror in major international cello competitions. Ms. Moses has also been recognized by the University of Padua for her research on the school of Giuseppe Tartini. Susan is currently and editor for the International Music Company. Her edition of Goltermann 4th concerto was released in 2019.
Ms. Moses earned degrees from Indiana and Yale Universities, studying under Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, and completed her studies at the renowned Jascha Heifetz-Gregor Piatigorsky Master Class at the University of Southern California and at the Paris Conservatoire.