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Susan Rotholz

Principal Flutist

Susan Rotholz, principal flutist of the GSO since 1999, made her New York debut to critical acclaim in 1981, as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Award. Principal flutist of the New York Chamber Ensemble and of the New England Bach Festival, she is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the New York Pops and The Little Orchestral Society, and has also served as principal flutist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony, American Ballet Theater, and Stamford Symphony. In 2003, Bridge Records released her recordings of the complete Bach Sonatas for Flute and Fortepiano and the Partita for Solo Flute, with fortepianist Kenneth Cooper. With her husband, cellist Eliot Bailen, she is co-founder of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble in Sherman, Connecticut, now in their 27th year. She performs regularly with the Saratoga Chamber Players, the Sebago Long Lake Chamber Music Festival, The New York Wind Soloists, the Cape May and Caramoor Festivals, and has performed with the Mostly Mozart, OK Mozart, and Marlboro Festivals.