Dagmara Suchoń Hobbs

Dagmara “Daga” Suchoń Hobbs was born in Poznań, Poland. Following centuries of family tradition, she began playing the violin at the age of three. Her father, Stanisław Suchoń, the Concertmaster of Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, was her first teacher.
Under the guidance of Prof. Michał Grabarczyk, Dagmara was honored by professors from The Moscow Conservatory, and graduated cum laude from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Conservatory in Poznań, Poland. She also studied with Wanda Wiłkomirska, Marina Jashvili, Abram Stern, Alexander Treger, Jeremy Cohen and Murray Adler. Coming from a family of musicians with extensive musical traditions (her Great Uncle, Eugen Suchoń was one of the most important Slovakian composers), Dagmara’s performances have ranged from early music ensembles, to classical symphony orchestras, film music recordings, jazz groups, flamenco guitarists, to corporate shows with an electric violin.

Since childhood she has been seen performing as a soloist, in chamber and symphony orchestras with outstanding artists such as Joshua Bell, Antonio Meneses, Garrick Ohlsson, Andrzej Ratusiński, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Sarah
Chang, Vadim Gluzman, Nelson Goerner, Ruggero Raimondi, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sir James Gallway, and John Williams, in Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal and the US. As a pop musician, Daga was the famed artist behind the Space Violins-electric violin duet founded by her sister, Joanna Suchon. She also graced the stage playing with Marco Antonio Solis, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Bobby Vinton, Il Divo, Goran Bregovic, Leczek Możdżer, and Barrage. While living in Venice, Italy, she performed with orchestras in Milan, Florence,Verona, Macerata, Padua, and Venice, and had the honor of playing in Vatican for Pope John Paul II.

In 2005 Dagmara moved to the United States to join her husband Elliott Ryan Hobbs, former US Olympic Gymnast and Cirque de Soleil Acrobat. She has given recitals in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Sedona and St. Louis. Her orchestral engagements include
performances with the Riverside County Philharmonic, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, Ventura Festival Orchestra, New West Symphony, The Phoenix Opera, The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, The American Youth Symphony, The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Musicfest Orchestra and Musica Nova
Orchestra where she held the Concertmaster position. Since relocating to Phoenix, AZ in 2009, Dagmara is very active in cultural of the Valley of the Sun performing with various ensembles, giving solo recitals and teaching in her private studio.