Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola, has been the principal violist of the Seattle Symphony since the 1992-93 season. She enjoys a varied career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. In addition to the Seattle Symphony, she performs regularly with Seattle Opera and The Governor's Chamber Music Series, and was a founding member of the Seattle-based Bridge Ensemble. She plays viola in Rudolf and Jeanette on MOR’s Schoenfield and Schwarz (Naxos 2009), and in David Stock’s A Vanished World (the MOR commission composed specifically for her) and Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet on MOR’s Art from Ashes, Vol. 1.