RYM’s Artistic Director

We are delighted to present Susan Iadone as RYM’s new artistic director. Susan was a longtime friend and colleague of Roslyn, as well as a friend and colleague of our founding artistic director, Judson Griffin, for 35 years.  She has performed in three of our Memorial Concerts, two of them with her own ensemble, the Primavera Consort. We are fortunate to have found in Susan someone who shares history and friendship with both Roslyn and Judson, and who will be able to guide us forward, seamlessly.

Susan Iadone

SUSAN IADONE’s diverse musical tastes and talents run the gamut from Medieval and Renaissance music through contemporary opera. In the world of the recorder, she was the cofounder of the Recorder Society of Long Island and served as its music director for 15 years. She is the founding music director of the Recorder Society of Connecticut and the Eastern Connecticut Recorder Society and was, for many years, one of the music directors of the New York Recorder Guild. For over twenty five years, she performed as recorder and viola soloist with the Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. She was, for thirty years, the recorder instructor at Saint David’s School in Manhattan. As a performer on viola, viola d’amore and viola da gamba, Susan has appeared with some of the leading period ensembles on the east coast, including the Washington Bach Consort, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, the Classical Band, the Bethlehem Bach Festival, Concert Royal, the New York Consort of Viols and the Waverly Consort. Some highlights of her career include performing in recital with Victoria de los Angeles at the Metropolitan Museum, touring Europe with Meredith Monk’s opera Atlas, recording with the klezmer icon Giora Feidman, performing the viola d’amore solos in the St. John Passion with the NY Philharmonic, playing viola da gamba on-stage in the Broadway production of The Three Musketeers, and playing sopranino recorder at the Metropolitan Opera in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Susan can be heard on the soundtracks of the Coen Brothers remake of The Ladykillers, and the Heath Ledger Casanova, as well as numerous legitimate recordings. Gerald Burakoff was a musical mentor from an early age; the greatest influence on her musical growth and love of early music was Joseph Iadone.