Canada’s preeminent flutist Susan Hoeppner is appreciated for being a “born soloist” (Globe & Mail), where “one can almost hear the words in her flute song” (Washington Post). Susan maintains a busy schedule as international solo recitalist and chamber musician. She was recently nominated for a JUNO award, for her latest recording “American Flute Masterpieces” on the Marquis Classics label with pianist Lydia Wong. Internationally, Susan makes appearances as guest soloist, recitalist, and conducts master classes throughout Japan, North America, South America and Mexico. Recently, a new concerto written for her by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis was given its world premiere performance by Susan in Japan with the Kyoto Symphony. Her numerous recordings appear on Marquis Classics (International), EMI Classics (Canada), Grammophon AB BIS (Europe), JVC Victor (Japan) and King Record (U.K) labels. Ms. Hoeppner is currently a member of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School.
Lydia Wong, one of Canada’s most sought after collaborative pianists, appears regularly with the world’s most eminent performers in venues across the globe from Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City to London’s Wigmore Hall. Active in new music she has enjoyed a particular association with Krzystof Penderecki, performing his works around the world, and can be heard on Naxos, Centrediscs, Marquis Classics and Phoenix Records, with performances for networks in North America, Africa and Europe besides broadcasting regularly for the CBC. Lydia Wong teaches at the University of Toronto, is a faculty member of the summer music programme at the Banff Centre for the Arts and in 2004 taught and performed at the Casals Festival in Prades.