Susan Moss grew up in Essex and started playing the clarinet at the age of nine through Redbridge Music Services. She has also played the saxophone since the age of sixteen. After studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Victor Slaymark, Susan returned to Redbridge as a peripatetic instrumental teacher. She then took up teaching posts in Berkshire and Oxfordshire and is now an instrumental teacher for Surrey Arts.
Susan’s long association with the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra goes back to the days when it was called Fairkytes Sinfonia and was conducted by Bob Pepper. She has performed concertos by Mozart, Finzi and Weber with the orchestra and in 2013 played the Finzi Clarinet Concerto for the second time with us.
Susan also plays for Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra, Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra, Camden Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Britannica, based in London. Her busiest ensemble is the British Clarinet Ensemble formed in 1995, for whom she plays Principal bass clarinet. The group has performed all over Europe and in the USA and Japan, and has recorded three CDs. She regularly coaches clarinet and saxophone ensembles in the Netherlands and in Italy.
Now that she is teaching part time, Susan has taken up the double bass and has joined a local orchestra for a different perspective on music.