“What makes the Steinway piano stand out as the premier piano of choice for the most discriminating artists is its glorious singing tone and incredibly responsive action, which allows the pianist complete freedom in creating the enormous palette of color and sound needed to bring music to life. From the most delicate pianissimos to the most thundering fortes, from the slow nocturnes to the fast etudes - I know I can do it all on a Steinway! Playing the piano is what gives my life meaning; playing the Steinway piano helps me to give music the meaning and richness it deserves.”
Steinway Artist Susan Merdinger has been internationally acclaimed in prestigious newspapers and journals for her stunning performances and recordings. Performing her sold-out solo recital debut in Carnegie Recital Hall at age twenty-four, Merdinger has continued to grace the stages of some of the world’s best concert halls, including Chicago Symphony Center, Scottish National Orchestre Center, Diligentia Hall, Merkin Concert Hall. She has appeared as soloist with professional orchestras such as the Chicago Philharmonic and the State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, and has been a frequent Visiting Artist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Merdinger’s live performances and recordings have been broadcast worldwide on radio and television in the USA and Europe, traversing a broad repertoire from the 18th through 21st centuries. Merdinger received her formal education at Yale University, the Yale School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Fontainebleau, France, studying with renowned Steinway Immortals such as Constance Keene, Claude Frank, Gaby Casadesus, and Walter Hautzig. Merdinger is an Artist Faculty member of the Summit Music Festival in New York. As a pianist and conductor, Merdinger is Artistic Director of Sheridan Music Studio, which presents Pianissimo! - Chicago’s Premier Piano Ensemble, Sheridan Solisti, The Five Greene’s and the Sheridan Solisti Chamber Orchestra.