Suzanne is Principal Harp of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in solo and chamber music performances for ABC Classic FM, tutored at National Music Camp and performed widely as a duo with flautist Elizabeth Koch.
A native New Yorker, Suzanne Handel began the harp at the age of six and by the age of thirteen was studying at Juilliard with the great French master Marcel Grandjany. She continued her studies with Jane Weidensaul and completed her Master of Music on scholarship at Juilliard with Susann McDonald.
A winner of the 1989 USA International Harp Competition and numerous American Harp Society National competitions and awards, she has been a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and was invited to perform at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival.
Her solo engagements include concertos with the Cincinati Symphony Orchestra, with whom she performed and recorded with as a guest artist once again in June 1997; the Cincinati Ballet Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has given solo recitals at New York's Merkin Hall and toured the USA and Europe.
Since leaving her position as Principal Harp of the Sarasota Opera in the USA, Suzanne has been Principal Harp of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in solo and chamber music performances for ABC Classic FM, tutored at National Music Camp and performed as a duo with flautist Elizabeth Koch. She has written and performed original works for harp. Her spare time is occupied by a Golden Retriever named Solo and by a pair of roller blades.
Suzanne Handel is featured on the following titles
Performer: Harp, Arranger
Elizabeth Koch and Suzanne Handel. A superb collection of popular Christmas carols and songs, arranged for the charming combination of flute and harp.