Susanne Mathé has performed as a soloist in orchestras such as the Kölner Kammerorchester (China tour), the Radiosinfonieorchester Basel, the Basler Sinfonieorchester and the chamber orchestra ensemble Resonanz of Hamburg.
She has performed at the Berliner Festspiele, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Biennale di Venezia, the Davos Festival, Open Chamber Music in Cornwall, the Jerusalem Festival, the Kunstfest Weimar, the Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte, les Musëiques Basel, the Musikfestwochen Meiringen, at the Wigmore Hall London, the Carnegie Hall New York and the Festival Ĭle-de-France.
Susanne Mathé has been the principal violinist for the Basler Streichquartett since 2006. Her chamber music partners have included Heinz Holliger, Patrick Demenga, Thomas Demenga and Denes Varjon. She has played in the musical theatre ensemble "Szene und Musik" in Zurich and with the Trio Canzonetta (folklore/salon music).
The violinist studied under the tutelage of Thomas Füri in Basel (soloist diploma with distinction), under Viktor Liberman in Utrecht, Loránd Fenyves (Toronto) and Sándor Végh (Salzburg) and particpated in master courses headed by György Kurtág, Isaac Stern and András Schiff et al. She also trained under Johann Sonnleitner in ancient music practice.
1997 until 1999 – concert mistress of the Bieler Symphonieorchester
2000 until 2007 – principal violinist with the Camerata Bern
2003 – guest concertmistress of the West Australian Symphony
2005/6 – guest concertmistress with the Württembergischen Kammerorchester Heilbronn and the Kammerorchester Basel.
Susanne Mathé has also worked together with such illustrious conductors as Claudio Abbado, Zubin Metha, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Bernard Haitink. She has been a member of András Schiff's ensemble "Cappella Andrea Barca" since 2001. She is the 2010 guest concertmistress for the Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.