Nora Suggs, flute 

Nora Suggs plays both shakuhachi and Western flute. She is a graduate of Houston’s Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine with extensive private education in music and degrees in biology, English literature, medicine and surgery. She has performed in England, Canada, Japan, Italy, Alaska and throughout the continental United States; and is currently active as a teacher, recitalist and chamber musician in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, teaching and performing both instruments. 

Dr. Suggs is the flutist and artistic director of the Pennsylvania-based chamber music ensemble, SATORI, and has taught for Bethlehem’s Moravian College and the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley. She has performed and recorded for almost fifteen years in duos of classical guitar and flute. Dr. Suggs studies shakuhachi with Dai-ShihanShihan James Nyoraku Schlefer. She received (Master) licensure from his New York City Kyo-Shin-An dojo and Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yoshio II of Kyoto, Japan. 





Candice Mowbray, classical guitar

Appearing as a soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer, Candice Mowbray has been a featured artist at many festivals and concert series such as the Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian, Guitar Foundation of American Convention in Los Angeles, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Knoxville Guitar Society, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest and Philadelphia Classical Guitar Series. She has been a featured soloist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, ProArte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington, Satori Chamber Ensemble and National String Symphonia. Her recent solo CD, Reverie, has been featured on radio programs such as The Intimate Guitar (Dayton, OH) and Musica Mundi (Boulder, CO), and it was called “a revelation” by Blair Jackson of Classical Guitar Magazine who included the album in his Top 10 CDs of 2017.

Mowbray earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in classical guitar performance at Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied guitar with Dr. Glenn Caluda. Also influential were private lessons and masterclasses with numerous international concert artists including Berta Rojas, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Sharon Isbin, Angel Romero, Roland Dyens, and Ricardo Cobo. Mowbray has courses in music and the broader humanities for several colleges in the mid-Atlantic region including Shenandoah Conservatory, Mount St. Mary’s University, Shepherd University, Hagerstown Community College and Frederick Community College. She maintains a private studio of students and teaches workshops and classes in the greater Washington D.C. area and western Maryland. In addition to performing and teaching, Candice enjoys writing, research and volunteering with arts organizations. 





 © Candice Mowbray 2018   Fairfield Duo Photo by Audra Martenot