“Not just a master of the flute; she’s a master of the art of presentation. She does it all and she goes it alone.”
-New York Concert Review
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Show starts promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Finland-born concert artist Ulla Suokko is not only a virtuoso flutist, but also an expressive storyteller and singer, enjoying a versatile international career sharing the magic of music, poetry and stories throughout the world.
She lived 20 years in New York City and has been featured in some of New York City’s most prestigious concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall and Miller Theater, including a series of successful shows as a singer/flutist/storyteller for Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist series. Ulla’s international tours include Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, the Georgian Republic, Japan, to name a few. She has premiered scores of works, many inspired by her and dedicated to her. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as a winner of Artists International annual competition with the flamenco guitarist Carlos Revollar in an all original program based on Finnish folk songs and flamenco traditions.
In her entertaining and informative performances, she leads the listener into a musical and poetic exploration of humanity, building a bridge between ancient traditions and contemporary culture. Showing her versatility, Ms. Suokko has credits also as an actress, including the title role in an award-winning short film “Dolores,” as well as multiple appearances on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien as Conan’s Finnish wife.
She has lectured and taught master classes in the U.S., Europe, Central Asia and South America. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker.