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Susan Craig Winsberg
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Susan Craig Winsberg began her musical studies in her hometown of Chicago at
the age of five on the piano. She began playing flute at the age of ten. She
studied flute at Northwestern University with Walfrid Kujala of the Chicago
Symphony and San Jose State University with Isabelle Chapuis of the Paris
Conservatory, and she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Flute
Performance from SJSU. She then went on to perform professionally throughout
the U.S., Europe and Canada.
In the 1990s Susan began composing and delving into other genres of music,
including Celtic, New Age, Jazz, and Mariachi. She formed the Celtic band
Blackwaterside in 1995, and she has played with an all-female Mariachi band
called the Mariachi Divas since 2007.
Susan has received two Grammy awards and eleven nominations as a member
of the Mariachi Divas, one Grammy Nomination with David Arkenstone,
and has released five CDs on her own Craig Records label.
She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she plays principal flute
with the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra and continues to perform
recitals, recording sessions and concert tours of both Celtic and classical music,
as well as recording and releasing her own compositions.