American Concert Pianist, Steinway Artist, Susan Merdinger

A lot is happening!

Looking forward to offering a Chopin Mazurka Masterclass to the Chicago Amateur Piano Guild this Saturday! I've been working on the Mazurka's and finding such joy in the creative spark that Chopin displayed in this stylized dance form native to his homeland- Poland. I cannot wait to listen to the passionately dedicated adult pianists who are in a quest for "piano perfection". Does this "perfection" ever exist? Not a chance...not for any true professional nor amateur. That is the fate of being a musician- constant striving for perfection- and never, ever quite reaching it. Well, some performances can get pretty close, I suppose :)
Still coming down from the "high" of performing with my three wonderful colleagues in our Chicago Debut of Pianissimo! Check out our feature article and our reviews by visiting
Very excited about my new CD release- FOUR CENTURIES- with the German-born violin virtuoso, David Yonan. I hope people will love the music and buy the CD and come to hear us in our various CD" Release concerts this season still in the planning.
Now working on my next concert- with CSO Principal Violist, Charlie Pikler on October 18th in Northbrook...lots of great music you should come hear in the newly re-refurbished and renovated Northbrook Public Library Auditorium!
So much to do this year....I'll be in constant state of practicing mode- but I plan to find time to visit family and friends and "smell the roses". 
Thank you dear friends for your support-- hope to see you at one of my concerts or just share a drink together!

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