- FRENCH HORN
Susanna Hilliard, oboe, received her bachelor’s degree in Musical Performance from the New School of Music in Philadelphia. She studied with Philadelphia Orchestra members Stevens Hewitt and Louis Rosenblatt as well as Eric Barr from the Dallas symphony and Elaine Duvas from the MET. She played concerts in Los Angeles, California and New York with orchestras such as the Desert Symphony, the Peninsula Chamber Orchestra, the Glendale Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of New York and the New Amsterdam Symphony. Susanna has also played in ensembles and orchestras in Boston, and Florence, Italy. Her performances in Florence included the chamber groups Solisti a Fiato di Firenze and Solisti dell’Ensemble Cameristico Pistoiese, and a unique recital at the historic Villa Corsi Salviati in Sesto Fiorentino.
In 1994, Susanna and her family moved to North Texas, where she launched her teaching career. She currently has a studio of 25 students a week and freelances on oboe and English horn in local symphony orchestras including the Irving Symphony, Plano Symphony, San Angelo Symphony and Corpus Christie Symphony. Susanna is a co-founder of the chamber music ensemble Mélange Musical (www.MelangeMusical.com) which performs concerts in the DFW area.