Susan Merdinger, piano
Internationally acclaimed pianist, Susan Merdinger, is a winner of the Artists International Young Musicians Competition, the Dewar’s Young Artists Award in Music, and the 2009 Masterplayers International Music Competition. Merdinger performs as a soloist with orchestras and as a collaborative pianist with principal members of the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared live on WQXR, WFMT, Connecticut Public Radio, Belgian National Radio, BBC Television and in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Diligentia Hall in the Hague, and Henry Wood Concert Hall in Scotland’s National Orchestra Center. Merdinger received her formal education at Yale University, the Yale School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Westchester Conservatory of Music, the Ecole Normale de Musique in Fontainebleau, France, and at the Yale-Norfolk, Chautauqua and Fontainebleau Music Festivals.
Ms. Merdinger currently lives in Highland Park, IL, where she maintains a private teaching and accompanying studio and is also a faculty member of The New Music School of Chicago, and joined the faculty of Summit Music Festival in 2011. She is represented by Price Rubin and Partners.