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Susan Grace

Festival Music director; piano

Artist-in-Residence, Senior Lecturer in Music, Colorado College 

Quattro Mani Piano Duo; 2005 Grammy Nominee

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, Music at Oxford, and the Helmsley Festival in England.  She is a member of Quattro Mani, an internationally acclaimed two-piano ensemble with pianist Steven Beck. Recent appearances have included the Austin and Alabama Symphonies, Colorado College and Subculture in New York City.  This spring they will appear at Bargemuisc and the new series National Sawdust, both in NY.  Two new recordings of the duo will be released by Bridge Records this spring.

Ms. 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.  She was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 in the Best Small Ensemble Performance category.

Ms. 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 32nd season.  She has been awarded the Christine Johnson Professorship of Music beginning in the fall of 2014.  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.