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.
sometime in the nineties in a kitchen in Stuttgart- Zuffenhausen...we found my new boyfriend Maiki's flatmate in the bathroom with insulation-foam (foam insulation? yes!) in her hair, trying to get rid of it. We tried with oil and ended up using the scissors. She said that she had had a gig with an all -girl-rockband and since the others had rastaplats, she had tried something similar. This is how I got to know Suzanne and I loved her immidiately. she was all so spontaneous.laughter&heart
Shortly before leaving Germany to go to New York and finding out "what to do with the rest of your life", Suzanne and I did a fleamarket together. Our little table was always crowded. She arranged three or four pieces to an ensemble, announcing them in her unfailable way with" Selfimported from CHINA!!!!" or " You will forever regret not having bought this for your grandma!!!". One time during the sunny may day she asked me to hold her cellphone for her, she dialed a number, picked up her violin, said: Mum, this is for you! Happy Mothers Day! "and played in the middle of this busy fleamarket, surrounded by a big crowd, eyes closed, a very beautiful melody.