Pianist Susan Sobolewski has had a performing career that has spanned three continents, including several tours as an artistic ambassador under the auspices of the United States Information Service in India, where she was described by The Times of India as a ‘sensitive virtuoso.’ She has also performed as a recitalist in the UK, Denmark, Canada, and the Caribbean. Susan’s New York performances include solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, the Goethe Institute, and the Abrons Art Center. She has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the Rochester Philharmonic, the Warren Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Syracuse Symphony, and the Merrick Symphony, working with maestros such as David Zinman, JoAnn Falletta, and David Robertson. As an orchestral and chamber musician, Susan has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Virtuosi Quintet, members of the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and the Metropolitan Opera. She is also a member of the piano duo, Duo Vivace.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, Susan was writer, curator, and performer for her Music Meditations series: 38 weekly editions of unedited performances, essays, and photographs delivered electronically to a subscriber list across five continents. Recently, she has also performed live, in two world premieres, with the Alison Cook Beatty Dance Company in New York City.
Susan’s discography includes two solo recordings, a duo piano recording—Out of the Blue—with partner Eleonor Bindman of Duo Vivace, and a new release of Bach Orchestral Suite transcriptions—also recorded by Duo Vivace, scheduled to be released on the Grand Piano label division of Naxos Records in fall of 2022.
Susan holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree from Ithaca College, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory. She has held faculty positions at Ithaca College, the Westminster Choir College and Conservatory, and Concordia College.
Susan has been a professor of music at SUNY/Nassau for over two decades, where she serves as Director of Chamber Ensembles.
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