and breath combine in an ancient tradition --
timeless music resonating in today’s world.….
Nora Nohraku Suggs
Japanese Bamboo Flute
Performances and teaching
SUGGS studies shakuhachi with Dai-Shihan James Nyoraku
Schlefer in NYC, and received her Jun-shihan shakuhachi accreditation from his New York City Kyo-Shin-An dojo,
and her Shihan licensure in NYC and from Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yodo II, Kyoto, Japan.
Dr. Suggs plays both shakuhachi and Western flute, and is a graduate of
and Baylor College of Medicine, with extensive private education in music and
degrees in biology, English literature, medicine, and surgery. She has played in
England, Italy, Canada,
Alaska, and throughout the continental
and is now active as a teacher, recitalist, and chamber musician in
Valley, teaching and performing on both shakuhachi and
flute. Dr. Suggs is the flutist and Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania-based chamber music ensemble SATORI, and also performs and records with the Fairfield Duo, a duo of classical guitar and flute. She is on the music faculty at
Bethlehem’s Moravian College, teaches a large private studio, and coaches flute ensembles and chamber
music at the
Valley. She has recorded one album of traditional shakuhachi music, Blue Bamboo, and is currently at work on several projects involving shakuhachi and Western instruments, as well as sankyoku trio and solo performances, a multidisciplinary project based on Japanese ghost stories, and a second CD recording.
RECORDINGS CONTACT LINKS GALLERY FLUTE
2985 Fairfield Drive North, Allentown PA