Home of Michael and Shirley Santoro
Pre-concert reception at 10:00 am
Reservations are required and can only be made by subscribers.
To be announced...
Suzanne Greer holds the Bachelor of Music in piano performance from St. Olaf College and the Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. She holds the Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from the University of St. Thomas and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. From 1990 - 1991 she served as Artist-in-Residence for the Depot Outreach Artist Program in St. Louis County.
Currently she resides in Minnetonka, MN where she teaches both Suzuki and Traditional piano lessons in her home studio, the SG Studio Academy of Music. She has developed a strong Suzuki Parent Education Program and was awarded two Teacher Development Scholarships from the Suzuki Association of the Americas. In 2009, she was a recipient of the Robert Schmitt Professional Development Grant from the Minnesota Music Teachers Association Foundation. Her students are consistent winners in local and state competitions.
Active in both local and state professional organizations, she currently serves as Past President of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. She has also served as President of the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum and the Suzuki Piano Teachers Guild. In addition, she performs regularly on the Artist Series of Thursday Musical. In June of 2014 - 2017, she participated in the Northwest Master Class in Seattle, Washington where she studied under Maestro Daniel Pollack.
Seulgee Nelson, harpsichord/virginal and Lindsey Bordner, violin
Seulgee Lee Nelson is active as a harpsichordist, pianist, and composer in the Midwest. As a harpsichordist, Ms. Nelson has participated and performed in the Twin Cities Baroque Instrumental Workshop and festival, and recently performed Handel’s Messiah on harpsichord at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in 2017. Ms. Nelson has been studying harpsichord with Jacques Ogg from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and is especially active as a continuo player for early music ensembles in the Twin Cities. As a versatile pianist and a vocal coach, Ms. Nelson coached University of Minnesota’s opera production, the youth opera production at the Interlochen Arts Center in Interlochen, Michigan, University of Minnesota Duluth’s opera production, Sieur Du Luth Opera Training Program in Duluth, MN, Lyric Opera of the North in Duluth, MN. Ms. Nelson recently performed on Classical Minnesota Public Radio with “A Little Tango In Her Blood” for flute and piano.
She earned a B.A. in Composition and Music Theory from Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea, and received her M.M. in Piano Performance as well as D.M.A in Collaborative Piano and Coaching at the University of Minnesota.
Lindsey Bordner is a native of the Twin Cities, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Sally O’Reilly. Lindsey also completed a Master of Music in violin performance and chamber music from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Yehonatan Berick. She has a passion for chamber music, which has led her to such endeavors as premieres of new works and performing in electronic music festivals, as well as keen interest in early music and studying Baroque performance practice. Currently, her main performing outlets are the award-winning Minneapolis bluegrass band No Man’s String Band and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. As a founding member of the string quartet Thalia Strings, Lindsey has traveled the world performing on cruise ships. Lindsey has participated in such music festivals as the American Bach Soloists Academy, Music Academy of the West, the Montecito Music Festival, Bravo!, and the Castleman Quartet Programs. Lindsey is a violinist of Lyra Baroque Orchestra in St. Paul.
Gene Swanson, composer, performer, and teacher, currently has studios at K&S Conservatory and his St. Paul home. His playing experience ranges from Scandinavian folk music to classical, rock, and jazz. He co-founded the all originals sextet J. P. and the Lava Lizards, and served as guitarist and composer. Gene has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Jeffrey Van and James McGuire. Gene currently serves as Guitar Chair for Minnesota Music Teachers association. More of Gene's music can be heard at his website geneplaysguitar.com.