Susan Grace

Gresham Riley Award

Associate chair, artist-in-residence, and senior lecturer in music Susan Grace is the recipient of the Gresham Riley Award. A Grammy-nominated pianist and Steinway Artist, 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 numerous festivals around the world. Grace is a member of Quattro Mani, an internationally acclaimed two-piano ensemble with New York pianist Steven Beck.

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 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 10 contemporary recordings of 2015 and was also included on the Fanfare "Critics Want List 2016." Bridge Records recently released four new CDs by Quattro Mani featuring American and European composers, all to critical acclaim both nationally and internationally.

She was also awarded the Christine S. Johnson Professorship of Music from 2014-16. In June 2014, Mayor Steve Bach and the city of Colorado Springs presented Grace with the Spirit of the Springs award for her work as music director with the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, now in its 36th season.

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