Susan Rishik joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1999 and made her Carnegie Hall debut on the Orchestra’s east coast tour in 2001. As a member of LACO, Susan has been featured both as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to her appearances with LACO, Susan performs regularly with the LA Opera and with other local orchestras and chamber music groups. Before joining LACO, she was assistant concertmaster for the LA Mozart Orchestra. She performed throughout the US and collaborated with such distinguished groups as the Colorado and Muir quartets. Susan has recorded on the Nonesuch label in Steve Reich’s You Are and on CRI in William Kraft’s Quartet for the Love of Time. She has also recorded with LACO in Ned Rorem’s More than a Day featuring Brian Asawa on BMG and in the Bach violin concertos with Hillary Hahn, Margaret Batjer and Allan Vogel as soloists on Deutsche Grammophon. Susan holds a BM from Indiana University and a master’s from UC Santa Barbara, where she was in the Young Artists String Quartet program.