ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Sam Suggs

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Name: Sam Suggs
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Stamps Auditorium
Presentation Title: Sam Suggs - Recital
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Recital
Genre: Classical - unaccompanied, Classical - with other collaborators, Improvisation, New Music

Through “brilliant and compelling programming” (The Strad), Sam Suggs gathers musical materials through composition, re-composition, and improvisation, melting barriers of genre and style with fresh interpretations and deft transitions between old and new worlds of sound. He was the first solo bassist in 36 years to join the Concert Artists Guild roster. A paradigm-shifting bassist-composer, Sam was named ‘New Artist of the Month’ (October 2015) by Musical America after winning 1st place at the 2015 International Society of Bassists Solo Competition.

As a collaborative bassist, he has performed at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and with the Borromeo, Argus, Rolston, Dover, and Ulysses Quartets. A native of Buffalo, NY Sam spends his time between the Northeast and Virginia's Shenandoah Valley performing with various chamber, crossover, and contemporary groups, giving recitals and masterclasses, and teaching full-time as Associate Professor of Bass at James Madison University, as well as on faculty at Yellow Barn, the Heifetz Institute, Peabody Bass Works, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival

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