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Susan Grace

Lecturer/Artist-in-Residence, Associate Chair

Grammy nominated pianist SUSAN GRACE has performed solo and chamber recitals, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Korea, India and China. She has also performed in the Aspekte Festival in Salzburg, St Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new-music series Engine 408, Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Grand Teton Festival, the Cape Cod Music Festival, Festival Mozaic, Concordia Chamber Players, Music at Oxford, and the Helmsley Festival in England. She is a member of Quattro Mani, an internationally acclaimed two-piano ensemble with NY pianist Steven Beck. They performed at Bargemusic and at Tenri Cultural Institute, both in NY.

Grace has recorded for Bridge Records, the Belgium National Radio, WFMT in Chicago, the Society of Composers, Wilson Audio, Klavier International and Klavier Music Productions. Her latest recording on the Bridge label of Stefan Wolpe’s violin and piano music was listed in the London Sunday Times as one of the top ten Contemporary recordings of 2015 and was also included on the Fanfare “Critics Want List 2016.” This spring Bridge Records will release two new CD’s by Quattro Mani. Grace was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 in the Best Small Ensemble Performance category.

Grace is Associate Chair, Artist-in-Residence and Senior Lecturer in Music at Colorado College. She is also music director of the renowned Colorado College Summer Music Festival, now in its 33rd season. She was awarded the Christine S. Johnson Professorship of Music from 2014-16. In June 2014, Mayor Steve Bach and the city of Colorado Springs presented Ms. Grace with the Spirit of the Springs award for her work with the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. She is a Steinway Artist.

Education

    B.M., University of Iowa, 1973

    M.A., University of Iowa, 1975