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Combining music with language


My name is Suzanne Smart and I am both a musician and a translator. Having studied both the academic and practical side of music in the UK and Venice, I have performed several leading operatic roles – from Tatyana in Eugene Onegin to Adina in l’Elisir d’Amore, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Casilda in The Gondoliers.

As a qualified, experienced translator, working from French and Italian into English, it is my great passion to work with musicians and companies in the classical music sector to produce high-quality, professional translations, helping these businesses to build their presence on the world stage.


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It is a privilege to be able to combine my two life-long passions of music and languages and I would love to make this combination work for you!


How do I make it work?

  • MA with distinction in Translation Studies, University of Surrey
  • 7 years’ professional experience in translation
  • BA hons in music and Italian, Cardiff University
  • Use of cutting edge translation technology to ensure consistency and coherence
  • Knowledge and expertise in the classical music industry
  • A friendly, personal service tailored to your needs

I really only have good things to say! In particular, I and my colleagues in office appreciated how clear and serious your professional approach was; qualities that are rare in collaborators and suppliers in any domain
Alberto Castelli
Fondazione Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Thank you so much for such good work. You did a great job with the translation; beyond my expectations, and the footnotes were very helpful. I’m impressed that you’re going the extra mile on this, it’s greatly appreciated. Thanks again for all your help – look forward to working with you in the near future.
Mike Sheppard
Suzanne delivered impeccable service. She was highly professional at every stage, very fast and, above all, she provided us with a perfect translation. We would certainly be happy to work with her again.
Barbara Fondrieschi
Lorenzo Bocchi
Suzanne was really helpful and, as well as providing me with an excellent translation, she gave me some useful advice on how to improve the text”.
Stefania Marinoni
Stefania Marinoni Translation Studio



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