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Suzana Bartal releases first CD

Suzana Bartal '13 MM, '14 MMA released her first CD, Suzana Bartal plays Schumann, on March 4, 2016. The album, which has already received favorable reviews in French music publications, was recorded in Morse Recital Hall by Gene Kimball, senior recording engineer at YSM. The album was released on the French label Paraty and features Schumann's beloved Kreisleriana, Op. 16, alongside Waldszenen, Op. 82, and Geistervariationen WoO 24. 


Suzana Bartal is one of the upcoming piano talents of the young generation. Her playing has been described as having a “pearly touch and of absolute precision” by the Bonner Anzeiger. Recent performances have taken her to prestigious venues such as the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Salle Pleyel and Radio France in Paris, Merkin Hall in New York as well as Milton Court in London.

Bartal has been the winner of numerous competitions including the New York Concert Artists Concerto Competition in 2013, which granted her the opportunity to make her NYC debut with orchestra in 2014. She was also the winner 2012 Woolsey Concerto Competition, allowing her to perform under the baton of Peter Oundjian.