Suzanne Farrin is a composer whose works have been performed around the world. Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times called her first opera, dolce la morte, a work of “shattering honesty”. She was a 2018 Rome Prize Winner and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in Composition. Her debut recording, Corpo di Terra, was described in Timeout Chicago, “like field recordings from inside the cerebral cortex”. Recent commissions include works for The Library of Congress, The BBC Proms, Sō Percussion, the JACK Quartet and The International Contemporary Ensemble. In addition to composing, she is one of the few performers of the Ondes Martenot and is an active chamber musician and soloist. She has performed in recent film scores such as the Mexican feature Chicuarotes (Gael Garcia Bernal, director), Sade Ma’bar/Blockage (Mohsen Gharaie, director) made in Tehran, and USERS (Natalia Almada, director), which was recently featured at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. She appears in an episode of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle that was directed by Roman Coppola where she plays herself at the Ondes.
She is currently the Frayda B. Lindemann Professor of Music at Hunter College and The C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center, where she teaches composition. Farrin has a doctorate from Yale University.