Duehlmeir, Susan


Susan Duehlmeier, a listed Steinway Artist, has appeared with the Utah Symphony, the Boston Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Westminster Orchestra and the Salt Lake Symphony.  As the “American Classical Artist” at the Fourth International Shanghai Radio Music Festival in China, she appeared in recitals and gave master classes and lectures.  She also performed and lectured at the International Piano Workshop in Glasgow Scotland. Additional performances include recitals on the Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago and Los Angeles, the Aloha Piano Festival in Honolulu, and performances in Nanjing China, the Autumn Festival in Warsaw, at Dvorak Hall in Prague, at the International Piano Workshop at Oxford University, the Classical Music Seminar in Eisenstadt, Austria, the Jerusalem Center, and the “Friends of Music” chamber series in Connecticut.  She has performed numerous original compositions by composers with local ties including Henry Wolking, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Jeff Manookian, Igor Iacimciuc, Karen Hakobyan, Aram Arakelyan and Leroy Robertson.

She was awarded “The Best of State” award in 2004 and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for her performance with Bonnie Gritton of the Wolking concerto for two pianos titled Letting Midnight Out on Bail.  She has CDs available on MMC, Centaur, D&G, Vivace and Albany labels.

At the University of Utah, School of Music, where she serves as Piano Area Chair, she was designated a “Presidential Teaching Scholar” and received the “Student Choice Award in 2011.  She co-chairs the University of Utah SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Pinault International Musical Society and is Vice President of the Pianists of the Americas (NY). She also serves on the screening committee for the Gillmore International Piano Competition (MI).

In addition to her university teaching, she maintains a class of private students who have won prizes in state-wide competitions as well as national and international competitions including the Calgary International Piano Competition, International Recording Competition in New York, Young Keyboard Artists competition at Oberlin College, the Midland-Odessa Competition in Texas, the William S. Boyd Competition in Georgia, the Louisiana National Competition, the Kingsville Texas International Piano Competition and many others.  Her students have appeared frequently in “Salute to Youth” concerts with the Utah Symphony as well as with many other orchestras including the Salt Lake Symphony, American West Symphony, Boise Symphony, Murray Symphony, the Grand Junction Symphony, and the Midland-Odessa Symphony. She is recognized as a Master Teacher by the National Music Teachers Association.

She has been a jury member for the Gina Bachauer International Competition, Chairman of the Jury for the Missouri International Competition and many other international and national competitions.