Contemporary American Solo Piano Music performed by Susan Merdinger. With Special Guests David Yonan, violin and Christopher Ferrer, cello in a Piano Trio.
Winner of Gold Medal in the Global Music Awards for Album and Instrumentalist 2019. Winner of Best Classical Album in the Clouzine International Music Awards 2019.
"My goal performing, recording and compiling this American Melting Pot CD of my live concert performances of music by American Composers is to demonstrate not only my deep commitment to supporting the work of living composers of my own time, but also to demonstrate the rich and varied legacies of musical traditions that are embodied in composers who were both born in the USA as well as those who were immigrated to the USA and now call America "home". It is my hope that the true American spirit of welcoming immigrants and their assimilation into a large society which embraces diversity, inclusivity and the dissemination of ideas- both musical and otherwise, will be celebrated and exemplified in the works I have chosen for this compendium of American music. In these works we can hear the influences of musical styles emanating from or originating in China, Eastern and Western Europe, South America, and the USA. Indeed, American Music is a fusion and integration of musical styles as our American society is indeed a "Melting Pot"- of which I am very proud to be a part. It has been my great privilege and honor to work with each of these talented and distinguished composers!"
~Susan Merdinger, Pianist