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Mark Suter

Head of Studies, Percussion

Part-Time Lecturer

Music

Qualification

Master of Music,
California State University, USA

Bachelor of Music,
University of Michigan, USA

Biography

Percussionist Mark Suter appears internationally as a chamber musician and collaborative artist. Suter’s diverse background has led him to collaborate with an eclectic array of musicians and ensembles. He has appeared on the David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, National Geographic Channel, NPR, PBS, NHK Japan, and the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics in Shanghai.

In addition to his current position as Associate Principal Percussionist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, he has performed with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, National Symphony of Costa Rica, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra as well as productions of Mama Mia, On the Town, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Guys and Dolls on Broadway.

As a chamber musician, Suter has toured and performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Cuban Latin jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera, Brazilian guitarists the Assad Brothers, New York City Ballet, Essential Music, jazz saxophonist Sam Newsome, Persian kemancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Dance Brazil, and Indian cross-cultural ensemble Hum.

A committed teacher, Suter has created percussion and dance workshops in cross-disciplinary studies at the Academie Musicale de Villecroze in Villecroze, France and has participated as a mentor along with other members of the Silk Road Ensemble in the Weill Institute Professional Training Workshops at Carnegie Hall. Suter currently serves on the music faculty of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Singapore School of the Arts.

Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg