Susanna Moliski, Soprano
Soprano Susanna Moliski Susanna Moliski began her music studies in her native Finland with piano and flute before focusing on singing, studying privately under a Sibelius Academy emeritus professor Tellervo Pajamies. After getting her Master’s Degree in literature Susanna spent a semester in the Royal Welsh College Of Music and Drama in Cardiff, United Kingdom, where she studied vocal performance with Miriam Bowden and Early Music with Andrew Wilson-Dickson. In Finland Susanna focused on sacred music touring churches with the renowned organist Matti Oikarinen. She has appeared as a soloist in the Musica Tavastica Early Music Festival performing Pergolesi’s Salve Regina, as well as a soprano soloist for the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra in Hungary and in Helsinki performing Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate, and Vivaldi’s cantata Nulla in mundo pax sincera.
Susanna’s opera experience comes from Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir, where she sang first soprano for three seasons in 1997-98 and in 2000 appearing in seven operas (Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Gounod’s Faust among others), including a world premiere, and all with an international cast. She also served as a voice principal for the choir’s soprano section. She has also extensive chamber choir experience performing both secular and sacred music.
After putting her musical pursuits aside for a while to focus on her career in ophthalmology, Susanna is now an active member in the greater Portland music scene. She is a student of Erin Chenard at the Portland Conservatory Of Music. In 2018 Susanna appeared as an ensemble member and as a soloist in The Portland Bach Experience, where her performance in Bach’s Magnificat terzetto ‘Suscepit Israel’ was hailed ‘shapely and focused’ by The Portland Press Herald. For the two past consecutive years Susanna has been the winner of the Avocational Division of the NATS Maine Chapter’s annual competition, where the judges have complimented her ‘true and pure soprano sound’. Currently Susanna also sings with the Cathedral Chamber Singers and the Dirigo Ensemble.