Violinist

Suzie & Jacob

img_8727Suzie and her son Jacob Collier have played music together for as long as they can remember. Some of the happiest times have been when they have chosen, arranged and performed a ballad or two. With this idea in mind, Jacob wrote a solo for Suzie to play in one of his songs at the BBC Proms.

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The Silvestre Trio

IMG_8277Nina Bennet, Susan Collier, and Sarah Down perform together as The Silvestre Trio. Playing regularly in other ensembles too, they combine their experience to bring an eclectic mix of repertoire from Handel through to Granados, Irving Berlin and beyond. Often making original arrangements for this rare combination, The Silvestre Trio perform frequently around the British Isles.

Nina Bennet – soprano
Susan Collier – violin
Sarah Down – piano

Scaramouche

Official photoScaramouche began as a jam session in Suzie’s back room, and became a regular source of music-making for many years. From then onwards, before Jacob became too busy, Nicola, Steve, Jacob and Suzie played together as much as time allowed. Combining Parisian Cafe, Traditional Folk, Klezmer, Jazz and Tango, they lit up parties, tore down folk clubs, and spread the flavours of Europe far and wide, bringing dancers, singers and foot-stompers together.

Suzie Collier – violin
Nicola Hadley – accordion
Steve Mulligan – saxophone
Jacob Collier – double bass