Susan Hoeppner

“Miss Hoeppner proved that she can turn a legato phrase with the best of them.”

The New York Times


Canada’s preeminent flutist Susan Hoeppner is appreciated for being a “born soloist” (Globe & Mail), where “one can almost hear the words in her flute song” (Washington Post). Susan maintains a busy schedule as international solo recitalist and chamber musician. She was recently nominated for a JUNO award, Canada’s highest musical honour, for her latest recording “American Flute Masterpieces” on the Marquis Classics label with pianist Lydia Wong. In 2012, Susan became a newly appointed Wm. S. Haynes Artist, the world-renowned flute company based in Boston, and with this partnership will represent them through performances, master classes and other appearances.


Internationally, Susan makes appearances as guest soloist, recitalist, and conducts master classes throughout Japan, North America, South America and Mexico. Recently, a new concerto that was written for her by Canadian composer Christos Hatzis was given its world premiere performance by Susan in Japan with the Kyoto Symphony. Entitled Departures: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, this work will be part of her upcoming recording project for the 12/13 season. Her numerous recordings appear on Marquis Classics (International), EMI Classics (Canada), Grammophon AB BIS (Europe), JVC Victor (Japan) and King Record (U.K) labels. She is often invited to perform at Canadian Embassies world-wide, and regularly features repertoire by esteemed Canadian composers. Closer to home, Ms. Hoeppner has performed as a soloist with many of Canada’s orchestras.


Every summer, Ms. Hoeppner teaches at Le Domaine Forget Music Academy in Quebec as well as The Julius Baker Masterclass in New York. A graduate of The Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Julius Baker, Ms. Hoeppner is currently a member of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School. Susan Hoeppner is based in Toronto and can be found online at