Susan Hytken Metcalf, concertmaster of the GSO, has been with the orchestra since 1993 and enjoys a distinguished and varied career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral violinist, and teacher. A native of Eureka, California, she now resides in New York City. She is in great demand as a freelance violinist throughout the New York metropolitanregion. She appears regularly as a member of the Chamber Players of the GSO, and as Concertmaster of the South Shore Symphony in Rockville Centre on Long Island. She teaches violin and chamber ensembles at the Spence School in New York City. Since 1996, Susan has spent her summers in Boulder, Colorado, performing with the Colorado Music Festival. She plays on an instrument made by William E. Hill and Sons, London, 1900. In addition to her busy performing season, she is an avid student of tai chi chuan. She has studied with the Long River Tai Chi Circle on Manhattan's Upper West Side since January 2008.