Susan Narucki is recognized as one of today's leading interpreters of contemporary music. Her recent engagments include Elliott Carter's Tempo e Tempi with James Levine and MET Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, Stravinsky's Les Noces with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gerard Grisey's L'icône paradoxale with the Orchestra of Radio France at the Citè de la Musique, and Liza Lim's Mother Tongue with the ELISION Ensemble at the Maerzmuzik Festival in Berlin. Her portrayal of "Mama" in Elliott Carter's opera What Next? (directed by Christopher Alden) was praised by the New York Times as "compelling and luminous." Ms Narucki has earned both Grammy and Cannes awards for her recordings of the works of George Crumb and a 2002 Grammy nomination in the Best Classical Vocal Performance for Elliott Carter's Tempo e Tempi, all on Bridge Records. Her extensive discography includes Louis Andreissen's Writing to Vermeer on Nonesuch, and the Netherlands Opera production of Claude Vivier's Rêves D'un Marco Polo on Opus Arte DVD. She serves on the faculty of the University of California at San Diego as Professor of Voice.