About Susan

Bassist Susan Cahill

Bassist, composer, and educator Susan Cahill has been a member of the Colorado Symphony since 1997. She has soloed at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, on the Englewood Arts Series, and with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Colorado Symphony.

The amazing Susan Cahill made the double bass sing with a marvelously disembodied, woody timbre.Colorado Springs Gazette
re Bottesini : Concerto #2

Susan has appeared with the American roots band The Boulder Acoustic Society and is bassist of the acclaimed Argentinian tango ensemble Extasis, which has performed on three continents. Her compositions have been featured at Festival Mozaic’s fringe series “Classical Musicians Doing Unclassical Things” and she performs regularly with her sister, singer-songwriter Beth Cahill. Susan is the co-director of Denver Eclectic Concerts, a series dedicated to the fusion of classical chamber traditions with other forms of music, spoken word, and performance art. 

… her technique and tone production are phenomenalOpus Colorado
re Schubert : Arpeggione Sonata

Susan has played with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Strings in the Mountains, the Grand Tetons Music Festival, and the Utah Symphony. An active clinician, she has given presentations at the Bass2010 convention in Berlin and at the International Society of Double Bassists conventions in San Francisco and Rochester. She’s on the faculty of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and has taught and performed at Festicamara Medellín, a festival promoting music instruction for the youth of Colombia.

Breathtaking…Colorado Springs Gazette
re Jacob Druckman : Valentine

A Chicago native, she’s a graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Bruce Bransby and Lawrence Hurst. Her bass was made by Guiseppe Santori of Turin in 1823.