Susan Kier Gordon was appointed to the viola section of the St. Louis Symphony in 1987, upon receiving her Bachelor of Music with Robert Vernon at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Previously, while studying with Dr. Jerzy Kosmala, Susan served as violist of the Baton Rouge String Quartet from 1981-83. She holds the 1983 National Federation of Music Clubs competition award and has appeared as soloist for the National Arts Chamber Orchestra. Susan is very musically active performing chamber music, including a ten-year tenure as violist of the Amici Quartet in residence at St. Louis University. Susan performs on a Max Frirsz viola, one of twin violas originally commissioned for and owned by Heidi Castlemann, made in 1985 in Cooperstown, New York. Ms. Gordon is part founder of Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, formed in 2008.
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