Suzanne Beia, violin, a native of Reno, Nevada, made her solo debut at the age of 14 with the North Lake Tahoe Symphony. Since then, she has performed frequently as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States. Before coming to Madison to join the Pro Arte Quartet as second violin,Beia portrait she held the position of principal second violin with the Wichita Symphony. She has held concertmaster positions in the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic, and Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the assistant concertmaster position at the New World Symphony.
Ms. Beia’s chamber music experience has been extensive, including seven years as a member of the Verano Trio and, more recently, two years with the Wichita-based Sedgwick String Quartet. She has performed with Chamber Music West, the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, and Festival de Prades, and has served on the faculties of the Rocky Ridge Music Center and Florida International University. In addition to her responsibilities with the Pro Arte Quartet, Ms. Beia is the co-concertmaster of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and is concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.