The performances from American concert pianist and Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger, have been hailed as "spectacular," "exhilarating," "breathtaking," and "tender and impassioned." Internationally acclaimed, she made her New York Debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, as a winner of the Artists International Young Musicians Competition, and performed a solo recital in Merkin Concert Hall as a Winner of the Artists International Distinguished Alumni Award. She has appeared in major concert halls in Europe and the USA as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras. Most recently, she was First Prize Winner of the 2012 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. Merdinger is a Visiting Artist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series, and has released several CD's of solo piano, duo piano and chamber music, available on CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.
Merdinger is a faculty member at The New Music School in Chicago, the Summit Music Festival in Purchase, New York, the Burgos Music Festival in Spain, and Fine Arts Music Society Festival in Brown County, Indiana.
Soloist and Chamber Musician Extraordinaire: Susan Merdinger performs as a soloist with orchestras and a collaborative pianist with principal members of the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her live appearances have included venues such as:
• WQXR- The Listening Room with Bob Sherman
• Henry Wood Hall- Scottish National Orchestra Center
• Carnegie Hall
• Connecticut Public Radio
• Ravina's Bennett Gordon Hall
• Belgian National Radio
• Diligentia Hall in Hague
• BBC Television
• Fullerton Hall of the Art Institute of Chicago
• Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center
• Merkin Concert Hall
• SUNY, Purchase
• University of Wisconsin
• University of Illinois
• Gracie Mansion, New York City
• Kosciusko Foundation, NYC
• Yale University
Awards: • First Prize Winner of 2012 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition • Winner of the Artists International Young Musicians Competition • Dewar's Young Artists Award in Music • Special Liszt Prize at the 2011 IBLA Grand Prize Festival and Competition in Italy • Winner of the 2009 Masterplayers International Music Competition • Laureate of the Harveys-Leeds International Piano Competition, the Montreal Concours de Musique, the William Kappell International Piano Competition, and the Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition
• First Prize Winner, International Music Competition of France Merdinger-Greene Duo
Formal Education: • Yale University and Yale School of Music, B.A., M.M. • Manhattan School of Music, D.M.A candidate • Westchester Conservatory of Music, Artist Diploma • Ecole Normale de Musique in Fontainebleau, France • Yale-Norfolk, Chautauqua and Fontainebleau Music Festival Fellowships
Contact Sheridan Artists Management today to engage her to solo with your orchestra, or perform on your concert series or soiree!