French Sweets, Saturday, June 8, 2019
SUSAN BERGERON, cellist
Susan Bergeron, cello, began playing at the age of 4. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Akron and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the New England Conservatory, where her principal teachers were Bernard Greenhouse and David Wells. Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree, Bergeron was a member and principal cellist of the New World Symphony for two seasons, during which time the orchestra toured Japan and England and collaborated in two special chamber concert performances with Sir Georg Solti in London. She participated in the 1994 Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall and for four summers performed with the Colorado Music Festival. Bergeron played for 10 seasons in the former Florida Philharmonic, with the last two seasons as assistant principal.
An active chamber musician, she has performed throughout the country, extensively in South Florida as a founding member of the Dalbergi Trio and for the past twelve summers with Chamber Music Palm Beach.
Bergeron received her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Miami in the spring of 2009. She resides in Sunrise, FL with her husband Chuck Bergeron, a professor of jazz studies at the University of Miami, and their toddler son, Jack. She enjoys travel, cooking and an occasional Sudoku puzzle. Bergeron has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic since 2006.