Susan Rotholz, Principal
– Eunice Taylor Vanderhoef Memorial Chair
Praised by the New York Times as “irresistible in both music and performance,” Susan Rotholz is in demand as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. Winner of Young Concert Artists with Hexagon Piano and Winds and of Concert Artists Guild as soloist, Susan is Principal flute of the Greenwich Symphony and The New York Chamber Ensemble and a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the New York Pops. She has toured internationally with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Co-founder of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble she also appears each season with the Cape May Music Festival, Greenwich Chamber Players, and the Sebago Long Lake Chamber Music Festival. Susan attended the Marlboro Music Festival and was principal with the New England Bach Festival for 25 years. Her recordings of the complete Bach Flute Sonatas and the Solo Partita and the newly released American Tapestry, Duos for Flute and Piano have both been received with acclaim. Susan teaches at Vassar College, Columbia University, ACSM at Queens College and Manhattan School of Music Pre-College.
– Donald and Marcia Hamilton Chair
Helen Campo, in a review by the South China Morning Post, was described as having “such dazzlingly beautiful tone that she could only be called extraordinary . . . she displayed stunning lucidity, colour, and figuration.” Leonard Bernstein wrote, “Miss Campo plays the flute the way I wish I could sing.” Since her debut at the age of 14, Helen has made more than 1000 solo appearances, from concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra to solo performances with orchestras at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, to guest television appearances with the Muppets, and she remains the youngest flutist ever to win The Concert Artists Guild International Competition. As an orchestral player, Helen also won the position of Associate Principal Flutist with the Houston Symphony, has performed as Assistant Principal with the Baltimore Symphony and has been, over many years, a substitute with the NYC Ballet, NYC Opera, and NY Philharmonic, having performed in the Principal Flute, Second Flute, and Piccolo positions with all three organizations. Helen can also be heard on many television commercials and films, has performed with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and others, and has held the Principal Flute position of ten Broadway shows (currently Wicked). She also loves to teach flute students of all levels.