Susan Rotholz


Praised by the New York Times as “irresistible in both music and performance.” flutist, Susan Rotholz, winner of the Young Concert Artists with Hexagon Piano and Winds and Concert Artists Guild as a soloist, continues to be in demand as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician and teacher.

Susan is Principal flute of the Greenwich Symphony and The New York Chamber Ensemble and is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The New York Pops and the Little Orchestra Society. She has toured extensively with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and also performs with the American Symphony, New York City Ballet, Gotham Opera Company, Encore’s at City Center and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Susan is co-founder/director of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble and the Rodeph Sholom Chamber Music Series and performs each season with the Cape May Music Festival, Greenwich Chamber Players, Saratoga Chamber Players and the Sebago Long Lake Chamber Music Festival.

Susan attended the Marlboro Music and Grand Teton and was principal flutist of the New England Bach Festival for 25 years.  Her recordings of the complete Bach Flute Sonatas and the Solo Partita with Kenneth Cooper, fortepiano, on the Bridge Records label received a New Classics review saying the “beguiling sounds and first-class performances make this an enchanting experience.” Susan, with pianist Margaret Kampmeier, just released through Bridge Records, American Tapestry, Duos for Flute and Piano: Beaser, Copland, Muczynski and Liebermann.  “Remarkable on this recording is the stellar duo playing of Susan Rotholz and Margaret Kampmeier, who combine brilliant instrumental virtuosity with deep understanding of this quintessentially American repertoire.” A devoted teacher and chamber music coach, Susan teaches at Columbia University, Queens College: Aaron Copland School of Music, City College CUNY and at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College. In 2002 she received the Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking. She lives in New York with her cellist/composer husband, Eliot Bailen, and their three children.