Suzanne Teng is a flutist, percussionist, dancer, composer, teacher, and recording artist from Berkeley, California. She has a master's degree in music from Boston University's School for the Arts where she studied with Leone Buyse. She is an award winning classical musician who, after traveling adventures across the globe, furthered her graduate studies at UCLA's Department of Ethnomusicology where she completed the coursework for the Ph.D. focusing on music and healing.
Suzanne has recorded for Polygram, Warner Brothers, Windham Hill, BMG, Shanachi, Scottie Brothers, and numerous independent labels. Film, television and commercial performance credits include "Pepsi," "Johnnie Walker," "California Tan," "Murder She Wrote," "Big Bully", "Separate Lives", "Baby", "Green Dragon", "The Grey Zone", "Ice Bound", "The Robert Evans Story," numerous independent and foreign films, commercials for India, Germany and Mexico, and an Environmental PSA with music by Hans Zimmer. She has appeared on national television, including a musical performance on the Survivor II final episode which had an audience of over 40 million. Her music has been heard on countless radio programs worldwide ranking sixth on the New Age charts and amongst the "Most requested New Age Music on the Radio" by Amazon.com. She has been a featured artist on Public Radio International three times.
Suzanne is the winner of the Independent Music Awards Best New Age Artist of 2001. Her solo debut recording, Mystic Journey, is a collection of her original compositions featuring Yamaha alto and bass flutes along with a large assortment of flutes from around the world. A candidate for a Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album of 2000, Mystic Journey received a finalist award as New Age Voice Magazine's "Best Acoustic Instrumental Album of 1999" and "Best Contemporary World Music Album of 1999." The album appears on numerous publication and radio "Top albums of the Year" lists including the Public Radio International nationally syndicated show "Echoes." Known for creating soul stirring and healing music, she has been commissioned to compose music for yoga and acupuncture videos.
Suzanne performs in concerts, festivals, and dance/movement/yoga events worldwide as a soloist and with her world music band Mystic Journey. They were featured performers at His Holiness the Dalai Lama's World Festival of Sacred Music and Suzanne has performed her flute meditations at numerous major events with spiritual leaders and writers such as Thich Nhat Hanh, Marianne Williamson, Mathew Whyte, Amachi, as well as for the corporate leaders of Mexico and the US. She has worked with a wide variety of artists and ensembles including the Boston Philharmonic, Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, Tito Puente, Kenny Loggins, Babatundi Olatunji, Airto and Flora Purim, and The Dramatics. She has performed for numerous heads of state, including Henry Kissinger, and has appeared on the same venues as Sting, Jackson Browne, Patty Smythe, Colin Hay and Jody Watley.