Module 2: Artist Interviews
Susan Aquila

Susan Aquila, is an accomplished violinist bridges the gap between rock and classical music. Susan has traveled extensively throughout the world performing in France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Korea and Japan. Susan has shared the stage with such musical giants as Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Alicia Keys, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, K.D. Lang, Josh Groban, and Whitney Houston. Her artistic vision and crossover styles have garnered her appearances on “Good Morning America”, “Live with Regis and Kelly”, “Late Night with David Letterman” and “The Today Show”.

Exclusive Audio Interview With Susan Aquila

As a classical violinist, she has performed solo and chamber music recitals at The White House for Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton and at Weill and Merkin Halls in New York City. Her Broadway credits include “Wicked,” The Lion King,” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” Susan can also be heard on album recordings and movie soundtracks for Columbia Records, A&M Records, Sony Records and Silvercup Studios. She most recently performed an onstage role in the smash revue “The Rock Tenor” at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.

Since 2008, Susan has become one of the nation’s most visible performers on the Viper 6-string electric violin. She has made solo appearances on the instrument with, among others, The Concert Pops of Long Island, the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra, and in the renowned Off-Broadway show, “Spider Dance.”

Recently, Ms. Aquila unintentionally received over a million hits on YouTube by being directly in the main camera shot of singer Susan Boyle when she appeared with string orchestra on The Today Show and The Early Show.

Among Susan’s violin teachers are William Lincer (The Juilliard School) and Rueben Gonzales(Rice University).

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Susan Aquila:
Outstanding Rock Violinist!

Beloit Janesville Orchestra:
Susan, Rob & Symphony

Cajun Queen:
Susan Aquila & Rob Tomaro

Concerto:
For Electric Violin & Orchestra