“A fine classical pianist who teaches students of all levels and abilities.”
- Piano, collaborative pianist
- available Monday, Friday, and Saturdays at DCMS, and online
- Faculty – Trinity Western University
Suzanne Klukas holds an MA in piano chamber music from the Hochschule fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria, and a BMus in piano performance from the University of British Columbia. Strongly shaping her nuanced artistry have been numerous study stints in Gutenstein, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Schleswig Holstein, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic with Charles Spencer in the field of vocal accompanying and the interpretation of art song.
In 2005 she was the recipient of a prestigious six month Canada Council for the Arts grant for professional musicians for studies in Vienna with Charles Spencer. Suzanne is a faculty member in the music department of Trinity Western University in Langley where she teaches piano, coaches and accompanies students in recital, has created a collaborative piano course, and accompanies the choirs. She has also worked at Kwantlen Polytechnical University in Langley and the Summer Voice Institute at the University of British Columbia. Suzanne is an active performer and has appeared in recital in Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy and Slovenia. Locally she has appeared in recital series venues such as the West Vancouver Silk Purse, Vancouver Jewish Cultural Centre, St. Andrew’s Wesley (Erato Ensemble), Christ Church Cathedral, and in faculty-and-guest-artist recitals at Kwantlen Polytechnical University, Trinity Western University and the University of British Columbia.
Suzanne immensely enjoys ending her week with the smiley sunshines in her class in Ladner!