Welcome to Vogue Violin, a fresh new sound for weddings, fundraisers, events and private parties, located in North Bend, WA.
Hello, I'm Suzy, founder and violinist for Vogue Violin. I'm guessing you found this website because you:
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Live Music: Electric and Acoustic Violin
Many ask "what's your favorite music to play"? I'm still trying to figure that one out because honestly, I love it all. However, I do have a few favorite song writers and composers such as, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, BB King, John Luc Ponty, Ian Anderson, Jean Sibelius and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Recently, I was commissioned to compose original theme music for the short film "The Execution of Love" by Maxine Cohen. The film was shot in northern New Mexico lands near Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu. Throughout the film you will hear electric violin music in the background (that's me!). The film is planned to be featured in several film festivals in 2016. Very exciting! See a sneak peek video on our music page.
As a youngster growing up, I was very intrigued with my sister's violin and wanted to play just like her. Being hopeful, I wished for a violin for my 7th birthday. With delight, my generous parents granted that wish and I've been playing ever since!
Through the early years many life-long music friends were made at Saturday morning rehearsals with the junior and youth orchestras. As a very fortunate kid at the age of fifteen, I graciously experienced an amazing adventure touring Europe with the Tacoma Youth Symphony and attended the International Festival of Youth Orchestras in Scotland.
After high school, music studies were continued at the University's performance arts program and shortly thereafter, I played with professional symphonies and ensembles in Washington and California.
In my late-twenties the quest for something new encouraged me to add jazz into the repertoire. I studied with renowned jazz saxophonist, James Cutler, and later performed regularly with the West Valley Jazz Ensemble in the California Bay Area.
In addition to jazz, the list of classical symphonies and ensembles I've played for continue to grow: Silicon Valley Symphony, Peninsula Symphony, Sterling and Strings Ensemble, Federal Way Symphony, Bellevue Philharmonic Symphony and Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.