Susan Dubois was the sole viola winner of Artists International's 23rd Annual Auditions and was presented in her solo New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. She also was selected as a prizewinner and recitalist at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in the United Kingdom. Dubois has extensive experience as a chamber musician, performing and coaching throughout the Australia, South America and the United States as a faculty member of the American Festival for the Arts and a former member of the Rackham String Quartet. Through appearances at music festivals such as Marlboro and La Jolla, she has performed with such notable artists as Lynn Harrell, David Soyer, David Finkel, Donald Weilerstein, Menahem Pressler and Carter Brey.
Susan Dubois holds bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate of musical arts from The Juilliard School. A former viola teaching assistant for Karen Tuttle at Juilliard, she is currently professor of viola at the University of North Texas in Denton. (second half)