LifeStory

Suzanne Davenport

Suzanne died suddenly November 10, 2017, as a result of a completely unexpected myocardial infarction. As soon as possible we will all get together to celebrate her life, obviously with some music!  For now, we are fighting our own disbelief by announcing her death and getting the beauty of her life and work acknowledged. Please use this space as a spot for stories and memories of our beautiful, amazing Suzanne. You may have your own videos and photos to share, and we welcome you to do so. Suzanne was all set to present next week at the 7th Annual Tapir Symposium in Houston. Watch for postings about memorial service developments and charitable contributions in her name.

Suzanne is survived by her husband Scott Davenport, her mother Hilde Kaufmann, brother Michael Kaufmann, and two cats, Mitzi and Herr Müller. 









Suzanne Davenport
Memorial
  • born

    Dec 22, 1962

  • died

    Nov 10, 2017

Haruko Nishida
I met Suzanne at the NY Phil. concert in June 2005. She was next to me and we talked a lot about the violin soloist since we both played violins. Since then, every time I visited NY, I met her, Scott and the Violin Femmes members. Although my being with Suzanne was not so long, we exchanged post cards for more than 10 years. For me, Suzanne was my close friend even I live in Tokyo far away from NY.
Claudia Neff
Ich kannte Susanne seit 1994 und ich war am Anfang so erstaunt, dass Susanne an mir so interessiert war, ich fühlte mich im Vergleich zu ihr sehr langweilig und nicht sehr faszinierend. Eine kurze Zeit wohnten wir sogar zusammen und natürlich lernte ich in dieser Zeit aber auch davor und danach diese vielschichtige Persönlichkeit kennen. Auch nach meinem Umzug in die Schweiz 2010 legte sie sehr Wert darauf, uns auf unserem Bauernhof zu besuchen. Ich vermisse Dich sehr Susanne, meine Trauer ist irgendwie unwirklich, einzig die Kerze, die immer bei uns brennt ist Trost und Anker, weil Du einfach so weit weg warst und jetzt doch immer um mich, uns bist. Der arme Scott, wie überlebt er die Tage? Danke für Deine Treue, danke für Deine Liebe und die vielen Postkarten, Geschenke...In jedem Raum hier und sogar im Büro ist etwas von Dir. Du fehlst mir so.
April Greene
I just wrote about Suzanne on my blog:

https://aprilgreene.com/2017/12/20/reme/.../-correspondence/

Goodbye, hero.
Helen Yee
I remember many years ago striking up a conversation with Suzanne on the 1 train, as she was carrying both a violin and an accordion. Her sense of fun and adventure, easy and hearty laugh, enthusiasm for music and tapirs have lifted the spirits of all she shared her beautiful presence with. Here is a photo from one of our busking expeditions to raise money for her dear tapirs.
Rima Fand
I met Suzanne some years ago in the Orff training program. We connected right away when I saw the violin case on her back. (I am also a violinist.) I loved her energy, her curiosity, her positive spirit, her laugh. I remember hanging out with her after class, talking with childlike enthusiasm, before she zipped off into the night on her scooter. Sadly I never got to play music with her, though we talked about it many times. I will truly miss her. My deepest condolences to all her loved ones.
Janice Veal-Morris
Remembering Suzanne
Suzanne Davenport
Memorial
  • born

    Dec 22, 1962

  • died

    Nov 10, 2017