Concert: 3 May 19:30h | Roter Saal
Course dates: 4 May 10-13h and 15-18h, 5 May 10-13h | Roter Saal
Susan Yondt was born in Buffalo, New York, USA and began her piano studies at seven years of age. In her teens, she studied with concert pianist/teacher Frieda Manes. Her degrees include the “Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance” from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she studied with piano professor Stephen Manes; and the “Master of Music”, Cum laude, from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, under the teaching of piano professor Lee Luvisi.
Susan moved to Sweden in 1979 where she has played many concerts throughout the years. She also plays concerts frequently in the United States, mostly solo recitals, and has performed concerti with orchestras in many cities in Sweden as well as accompanying soloists and choirs. She performs chamber music frequently and has played various programs on European radio and television.
Susan Yondt teaches piano at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and is touring this year with several programs, “Ladies first”, featuring women composers, and also “The Remarkable Amy Beach”. She is also currently touring with a four-hand program with pianist Ireen Koop-Lind, “Two pianists-one grand piano” in Sweden. She is guest-teaching at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in February-March of this year. Previous to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, she taught at Uppsala University.
Yondt’s CD recordings include “Presenting Amy Beach”, “Beloved Music of Chopin”, “Mozart; 250 years”, and “Music for an Anniversary” with music of Edvard Grieg. Her most recent recording “Music for Children” includes Robert Schumann’s “Kinderszenen”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Kinderstücke” and Claude Debussy’s “Children’s Corner”.
Listen to Susan on her website and check dates for future concerts.
Concert program - Ladies first:
Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929)
Tone poems for piano op.4:
On the water
In the evening
Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847-1907)
Serenade op.15 Nr.1
Concert étude op.32 Nr.3
Clara Wieck-Schumann (1819-1896)
Soirées musicales op.6
Amy Cheney Beach (1867-1944)
Four Sketches op.15:
1. In Autumn
Barcarolle op.28 Nr.1
Ballad op. 6