Suzi Stengel

June 24, 2016 by

Suzi was born in Rome to founder members of Baroque chamber group i Musici. She grew up in South Africa and began her studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. Her debut performance in 1996 in Jean Paul Comelin’s Ballet Le Nuit D’ete (Berlioz) became the first of many guest soloist engagements with the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. She had many solo recitals engagements through the Friends of Music and Not the Grahamstown Festival, and performed regularly with the Baroque 2000 orchestra as well as The Early Music Ensemble.

In Australia she completed her Bachelor of Music at the Australian Institute of Music, appearing regularly in the St Andrews Cathedral and the Art Gallery of NSW Lunchtime Concert Series recitals. She performed the role of the First Lady in Aim’s production of Mozart’s Magic Flute and was costume designer for that production, as well as their subsequent production of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen. She has performed in concert for the Consulate of the Czeck Republic in Sydney, for Australian artist David Capra’s Ecclesiastical Banner Project and in various recitals at The Flute Tree.


Her recent guest performance at the Sydney Opera House with the Hourglass Ensemble was a world premier of Australian Composer Andrew Kennedy’s ‘Hourglass Beach’. She taught singing in South Africa at the University of KwaZulu Natal, the University of Durban-Westville, Technikon Natal, as well as privately, and now teaches vocal studies in Sydney as well as on the Central Coast. She has directed various choirs and vocal ensembles from the NU Jazz Singers in Durban to the Lugar Brae Community Choir in Waverley and Vox Gloria in Sydney.

She is currently directing a new initiative, the Artists Central Community Choir. Suzi is a member of The Sydney Art Song Society, a founding member of Divas on Demand, the Creative Director of Artists Central, and is completing a Masters of Music.


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