Music is my vocation, my life’s passion — if it in any way defines me as a person, I cannot think of a better way to identify myself. From Carnegie Hall and live on SNL, to recording sessions in a DIY Bushwick studio, I've seen it all. Born & raised in NYC, I am a dedicated musician in the city scene. I would love a chance to prove it to you.
Cellist Susan Mandel's diverse interests have led to a career focused in new music and collaboration. 2019-20 season highlights include performances at (le) Poisson Rouge, Playstation Theater, Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn Bowl, Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, and the Highline Ballroom. This season alone, she has performed with major label artists including Lady A, Hozier, eminem, Skylar Grey, Pharoahe Monch, Alicia Keys, Amine, gnash, and Tori Kelly on NBC's Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
As an avid session musician with passion for contemporary and pop music, Susan has performed and recorded with some of New York City’s most accomplished artists. She is an active musician in Broadway and off-Broadway pits including principal players on Rocktopia, and Pretty Woman at Nederlander Theater.
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