Bios – Susan Dubois

Susan Dubois, viola

Susan Dubois, viola

“I am truly honored to be a part of the Caminos Del Inka Ensemble and the Caminos del Inka String Quartet and to be able to collaborate with outstanding visual and performing artists—While performing in Corrientes and Buenos Aires many years ago, I fell in love with the music of South America. I now have the opportunity to more fully explore and share in performance the rhythmically pulsating and passionate music!”

Considered one of the leading young artist-teachers of viola today, Susan Dubois was presented in her solo New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as the sole viola winner of Artist International’s 23rd Annual Auditions, and also was selected as a prizewinner and recitalist at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in the United Kingdom. As a member of the jury, Dubois has judged major competitions such as the Corpus Christi International Competition for Piano and Strings and the Primrose International Viola Competition. Dubois holds bachelor and master of music degrees from USC, where she studied under Donald McInnes, and a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School, where she was a teaching assistant for Karen Tuttle. Dubois has appeared at music festivals such as Marlboro and La Jolla, and has extensive experience as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing and coaching throughout the United States, South America, Australia, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, and South Africa. Formerly the principal violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dubois is currently the principal violist of the Richardson Symphony and is a member of the artist faculty and string-area coordinator at the University of North Texas. Dubois also serves on the summer faculty of Sound Encounters and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festivals.