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Then and Now: A Conversation with Pianist Susan Merdinger

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By Jerry Dubins

Susan Merdinger received her formal education at Yale University, the Yale School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Westchester Conservatory of Music, and the École Normale de Musique in Fontainebleau, France. Her teachers have included noted pianists Ward Davenny, Constance Keene, Claude Frank, Seymour Lipkin, Ozan Marsh, and Gaby Casadesus for piano, and she has had coaching and/or masterclasses with Peter Serkin, Philippe Entremont, Byron Janis, and Karl Ulrich Schnabel, among others. Susan is currently on the piano faculties of the Summit Music Festival in New York, the Burgos International Music Festival in Spain, and the Fine Arts Music Society Festival in Indiana, and she is the Artistic Director and Founder of Sheridan Music Studio of Highland Park, Illinois. MORE

Published January 28, 2014
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Susan Merdinger ’85 MM joins roster of Steinway Artists

merdinger_susanPianist Susan Merdinger ’85 MM was invited to join the International Roster of Steinway Artists in December 2012. In May 2013, Merdinger performed an All-Schubert program for the second time on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series at the Art Institute, this year as part of the RIVERS Festival. In June 2013, Ms. Merdinger made her Chicago debut with the Chicago Philharmonic under the direction of Sony Classical Artist, Mattia Rondelli at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, performing two works by Gottschalk and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Returning for her third summer to join the faculty at Summit Music Festival, Susan Merdinger performed in two Artist Faculty concerts, along with The Elaris Duo (Steven Elisha ’85 MM and his wife, Larisa Elisha) as well as other members of the faculty in August 2013. Merdinger also participated in the 2nd Annual Fine Arts Music Society (FAMS) Festival of Brown County, as a Founding Artist Faculty Member. MORE

Published January 3, 2014
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