NORA SUGGS -- Flute and Shakuhachi
Dr. Nora Suggs is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, with extensive private education in music, and degrees in biology, English literature, medicine and surgery. She has played in England, Canada, Japan, Italy, Alaska, and throughout the continental United States, and is now active as a teacher, recitalist, and chamber musician in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Dr. Suggs is SATORI's Artistic Director, and has taught at Bethlehem's Moravian College as well as the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley. Currently she teaches a large private studio, and for over fourteen years has performed and recorded with flute and classical guitar duos, commissioning and premiering six new works, performing multiple concerts, and recording four CDs. Dr. Suggs currently performs with guitarist Candice Mowbray in the Fairfield Duo, and also teaches and performs on shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute. She studies shakuhachi with Dai-Shihan James Nyoraku Schlefer, and received both her Jun-Shihan shakuhachi performance and teaching accreditation and her Shihan (Master's) license from his New York City Kyo-Shin-An dojo, endorsed by Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yodo II, Kyoto, Japan.
Nora Nohraku Suggs, shakuhachi