Co-Director of the Preparatory Division
Canadian born pianist, Susanne Son made her debut with the Toronto Symphony at the age of 12. Since then, she has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras. In the U.S. she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Academy of Music, Kimmel Center, Kravis Center in Florida, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, among others. She has also performed throughout Canada and Japan.
Festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music Festival, and Banff Centre School of Fine Arts.
A two-time recipient of a Canada Council Grant, she is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. Ms. Son is a top-prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and has received the Chalmers Award from the Ontario Arts Council. Her principal teachers include Seymour Lipkin, Stephanie Brown, Paul Shaw and Jerome Lowenthal. In masterclasses, she has worked with Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Emanuel Ax, Jane Coop, Eugene List, and Misha Dichter.
Ms. Son has been Staff Pianist at the Curtis Institute of Music and, since 2001, the official pianist for the Philadelphia Orchestra's Sound All Around series. She currently resides in New York City.