American Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger


Her playing, regardless of the composer, is always so deeply expressive, so strongly animated and driven forward by the power of the music itself....Best of all is that the quality behind her interpretations seems spontaneous and instinctive, and never fabricated. ”

Jean-Yves Duperron Classical Music Sentinel, September 2014

Susan Merdinger, Steinway Artist

The prize-winning American Pianist, Susan Merdinger, presents a wide range of recital and concert programs in venues both large and small.
With programs such as Latin-American Flair,  American Melting Pot,  The Classical Style, Four Centuries and The Virtuoso Pianist, Susan brings charm, eloquence and hair-raising virtuosity to the stage.
Internationally acclaimed Ms. Merdinger has appeared as a soloist in major concert halls in the USA, Europe and Canada, and has soloed with numerous international professional orchestras and distinguished conductors. She is a Winner of the Dewars Young Artists Award in Music, Artists International Young Musicians Competition and Distinguished Artist Award, a Two-time Gold Medalist in the Global Music Awards and a two-time First Prize Winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, the Winner of The American Prize in Piano- Lorin Hollander Piano Concerto Award and in 2019 was named an Honored Artist of The American Prize.
A gifted speaker, teacher, and humanitarian, Ms. Merdinger is also available for Lecture-Recitals, Outreach Concerts, Masterclasses and Fundraising Events, and can create and perform a program or concert guaranteed to please any audience.

Sample Solo Piano tracks

Press Quotes

"A genuinely honest virtuoso..."
Audiophile Audition

"Ethereal and atmospheric performance"
American Record Guide

"Excellent Pianist"
Robert Sherman, The New York Times

"World-Class Pianist"
Highland Park News/Sun-Times Media

"Courageous Debut"
Truly amazing... Great Insight...Breathtaking..Refreshing. Cries of bravo and enthusiastic applause were the thanks this musician received for her generously endowed gifts.”
Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, Germany

"Impressive Young Artist" 
A spectacular piano concert…Susan Merdinger combines great musical sensibility with enormous technical facility…
Saarbrucken Zeitung, Germany

"Tender and impassioned"
An exhilarating, whirlwind performance.
The Glasgow Herald, Scotland

"Stylish, Elegant Mozart, Exciting Gershwin"
Frankfurter Neue Presse, Germany

"Honesty Honored"
In this era of pianists we have pianists galore, but pianists who are real artists at the same time are very rare indeed. Susan Merdinger is one of them, I am sure. Her musicality and her intuition originate directly from her pure heart.
Jan von Voorthuysen, Het Vaderland, Holland

"Considerable Virtuosity, Passion and Power, Sparkle and zip!"
Frances Brancaleone, Gannett Westchester/Rockland Newspapers

"Merdinger and Greene performed with charm, sensitivity and bravado"
The New Haven Register

"Virtuosic, Refined, Statuesque" 
Jean-Yves Duperron
Classical Music Sentinel, September 2014

"Radiant, energetic, aesthetically poised"
John J. Puccio
Classical Candor, January 2014

"Schumann playing of eloquent expression and exquisite beauty"
Jerry Dubins
Fanfare Magazine, April 2014

"Merdinger has the magic touch"           
Lynn Rene Bayley
Fanfare Magazine, April 2014