Tzruya "Suki" Lahav (born 16 July 1951, Kibbutz Ayelet HaShahar) is an Israeli composer, songwriter, poet, novelist and screenwriter. Earlier in her career she was also an actress, singer and violinist. She is best known internationally as Suki Lahav, the violinist for Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band
from October 1974 to March 1975, while her then-husband Louis was Springsteen’s sound engineer at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, New York. Suki played violin for Springsteen in 38 shows until she and Louis returned to Israel in April 1975. Before they left, she joined Springsteen at the Record Plant, NY and lent her violin to "Jungleland" on the album "Born to Run". Quoting Brucebase: "a full band version (including Suki Lahav) (take #16) recorded on April 18, 1975. V4 is a famous 1:33 rehearsal segment featuring a female choir singing the song coda" (and you can hear Suki and Bruce talking). "Studio logs show V4-6 were all recorded between April 18 and April 25, 1975". According to a 2013 Springsteen biography by Clinton Heylin, she was the woman Bruce Springsteen
wrote about in the song "She's The One". She mainly used her childhood nickname Suki during her American career.
Beginning in 1971 Lahav lived in the U.S. with her husband at the time, Louis Lahav
. Their daughter Tal was killed in an auto accident in 1975 and they decided to return to Israel, where Lahav found success. Lahav wrote the lyrics for "Shara Barkhovot" ("Singing in the Streets"), Israel's entry for the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest, performed by Rita
. She has written Hebrew lyrics for Γλυκερία
, Gidi Gov
, Rami Kleinstein
, Yehudit Ravitz
, Miri Mesika
, Yehudit Tamir
and RIKI GAL
. Lahav is also on the faculty of the Rimon School of Music.