Suzie is an internationally sought-after teacher, violinist and conductor, combining a wealth of experience with an unfaltering ability to inspire and challenge her students

Suzie Collier’s lifelong passion for communication through music began at the age of three with her first performance as a violinist at the Royal College of Music. She was a violin scholar at the Royal Academy of Music and, upon graduating, became the youngest violin professor at Junior Academy, where she still teaches and conducts the Senior Strings Chamber Orchestra.

With her vast experience as a teacher, conductor, orchestral player and chamber musician, Suzie is regularly invited to educational institutions around the world to give masterclasses, direct string orchestra courses and coach and mentor students of all ages. She is an accredited adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals and adjudicates festivals around the country.

As a violinist, Suzie freelances with orchestras in Europe and Asia and has played many times at the BBC Proms. She also collaborates and performs internationally with her son, five-time Grammy Award Winner Jacob Collier.

Suzie hosts her own podcast, Suzie Explores, in which she invites internationally acclaimed musicians from around the world to discuss their thoughts on music and life. Furthermore, in her Masterclass Conversation Series, she shares her expertise and nuanced musical philosophy with thousands of people across the globe through her worldwide social media presence.

Her premise is simple: to enable each and every student she meets to make a true connection with music, to show that they often have the power to find the answers to their own questions, and to inspire and guide this process with openness, honesty and wisdom. She is well-known for the unparalleled energy she brings to all she does and everybody she meets.

Suzie has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM) for outstanding services to the music profession.

Instagram: @suziecollier

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