This concert is free and open to the public.
Dr. Nicholas Susi is Assistant Professor of Music at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to teaching private lessons in piano, Dr. Susi also teaches music theory and coordinates the class piano program. He enjoys a multifaceted career living out his deep love for music; his varied activities in recent seasons have included solo and concerto performances, masterclasses, lectures, community outreach events, and competition adjudication.
Dr. Susi’s artistry has been recognized through prizes in such piano competitions as the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Award, the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition, and Klavierfestival Rösrath, while his research has been awarded prestigious grants from such organizations as the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, and Legacy Foundation for the Arts. These and other grants enabled him to travel, study, and perform music across Europe; the experiences of researching Beethoven in Bonn, Debussy in Paris, and Mozart in Vienna have been central to his development as a musician and to his cosmopolitan understanding of musical styles. Other noteworthy appearances include two concerts for the Princess von Hohenzollern at her castle in Namedy, Germany, his semi-finalist recital at the TivoliVrendenburg in Utrecht, The Netherlands during the 2014 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, and concerto solos with such orchestras as the Omaha Symphony, Wiener Residenz Orchester, St. Louis Chamber Orchestra, and Philharmonia of Greater Kansas City. His debut recording, Scarlatti Now, was released in late 2016 and has received critical attention and nationwide radio airplay. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Susi completed his doctorate at the University of Michigan, with previous studies at the University of Kansas and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln as a two-time DAAD grantee. Primary teachers include Zena Ilyashov, Jack Winerock, Nina Tichman, and Arthur Greene. For details on upcoming performances and further listening, please visit www.nicholas-susi.com.