Artist in Residence
Location/Building: HUD 104
Born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and raised in South Florida, Albert Suarez has served as Principal Horn of the Kansas City Symphony since 2006, where he holds the Landon and Sarah Rowland Chair. He spends his summers performing and teaching at the Round Top Festival Institute. Suarez was a member of the New World Symphony from 2002 to 2006 and has toured internationally with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony, New York Symphonic Ensemble, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has served as guest principal horn with the Milwaukee Symphony and the Fort Worth Symphony. In addition to performing with the Kansas City Symphony, Suarez performs locally with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and Overland Park Symphony.
Diversity and inclusion are important to Suarez. He has written and spoken on the subject and is proud to serve on the Artists’ Council for the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. As an educator, Suarez serves as an Artist in Residence at UCM and has taught masterclasses at the University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri Western State, Manhattan School of Music, and the New World Symphony. Suarez was a founding member of the Huntington Brass Quintet (HBQ), which received critical acclaim for their 2002 recording Daniel Pinkham: Music for Brass. HBQ has performed recitals at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and across the U.S. The HBQ was selected to participate in Chamber Music America's Rural Residency, which enables ensembles to bring live music to rural communities nationwide.