Marika Suzuki

Marketing Assistant

A recent graduate of the The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Marika is a proud member of LACO’s Marketing team. Growing up surrounded by the rich culture of arts in Los Angeles, Marika found her passion for music as a precollege student at The Colburn School, where she spent 14 years before moving east to continue her studies. When not playing the violin, she spent her weekends at The Art Center College of Design, where she was introduced to the wonders of photography and design, two hobbies she was able to continue throughout college.

While at Peabody, Marika had the privilege of performing for the Chinese Delegation of the National University of Singapore and President of Johns Hopkins with her ensemble, Quartet Brio. She also held principal positions with the Peabody Concert and Symphony Orchestra. In 2016-17, Marika led the Peabody String Sinfonia, a conductor-less chamber ensemble with a mission to spread the beauty of music in homeless shelters, recovery centers and other sensitive venues throughout the Baltimore area. Marika returned to Los Angeles in 2017 to more seriously pursue her design and arts admin interests while still enjoying playing the violin with friends.

In addition to her work at LACO, Marika also works as an outsource designer for the Philharmonic Society in Orange County and freelances on the side.

S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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Sound Investment

Have you ever listened to a favorite symphony and wondered what shaped the composer’s ideas? How the orchestra players reacted upon first reading the new score? How the composer felt as musicians finally gave sonic life to notes on paper?

You can get answers when you commission a new work of music through Sound Investment.

LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.