American Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger
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Reflection on Current State of our Country, and World.

The music-making, the flowers, a delicious and romantic dinner "at home" made for a romantic Anniversary. But, as soon as I turn on the news, there is a pit in my stomach. What is this country coming to? There are…

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Exciting News!

I am pleased to announce that I have signed on to new, exclusive management and representation in Europe by invitation of Vida Art Management. I look forward to returning to Europe for concerts- as soon as things "open up"! 

Second…

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Exciting News! 

I am pleased to announce that my new CD, American Melting Pot, has been honored with two prizes in it's pre-release format! The Clouzine International Music Competition awarded it "Best Classical Album" and The Global Music Awards awarded it a…

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike- MY OPINION

As the CSO Strike continues to weigh on the musicians of the CSO, the Chicago Classical Music community and Classical Music lovers around the world, I have been reading with great interest a lot of commentary on the situation at…

Preparing a concerto for performance with orchestra

As I get ready to perform Brahms' monumental Piano Concerto No.2 on May 5th with the Northbrook Symphony, I figured my fans might want some insight into the process that I go through to prepare a concerto for performance. 

I…

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New friends, new music!

Coming up next week I will perform a new recital program entitled "Four Centuries- Sonatas". At my November 4th recital at the Northbrook Public Library I will present this program with some discussion about what the definition of Sonata is…

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Concertos Galore! 

I just love performing concertos with orchestras- it can be the most gratifying and also at times the most terrifying of musical experiences as a soloist. It's a little bit like chamber music on steroids- so much more to listen…

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Fulcrum Point New Music Concert- Chicago Latino Music Festival

SO delighted to perform in the Fulcrum Point New Music Group's concert this evening at the invitation of the founder and Artistic Director, Stephen Burns, who also happens to be a world-class Trumpet soloist. What a fascinating, electrifying and mesmerizing…

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Perfect Pianissimo: Jeremy Denk in Recital At Symphony Center

Sunday afternoon proved to be a challenging time to give a piano recital- a glorious, beautiful day, following a week of the most historic and tumultuous Presidential Election in recent times. Jeremy Denk's recital proved to be at times challenge…
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A new facet to my music career- Music Journalism!

Dear Friends,
I invite you to read the marvelous Music Review Column by Phil Muse, the long-standing reviewer for the Audio-Video Club of Atlanta. Phil has invited me to take over his role as reviewer for the AVCOA, starting in…