SUSAN GRACE has performed solo and chamber recitals, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, the former Soviet Union, India and China. She has, in addition, performed in numerous series and festivals, including 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, Music at Oxford, and the Helmsley Festival in England. Ms. Grace is Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Music at Colorado College and Music Director of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. She is a member of Quattro Mani, an internationally acclaimed two-piano ensemble that made its New York debut in January 2001 in Carnegie Recital Hall to a sold-out hall. They were immediately re-engaged for four more seasons. In 2012 Quattro Mani performed with the Alabama Symphony in Carnegie Hall.
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. New releases on Bridge Records are Kindred Spirits, Concertos for Two Pianos and The Music of Stephan Wolpe. She was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 in the Best Small Ensemble Performance category.
Ms. Grace is a recipient of the 2005 Business and Community Alliance Partner award for making a significant contribution to the non-college community in Colorado Springs, CO. In April 2009, Ms. Grace received a Pikes Peak Arts Council “Force for the Arts” award, which celebrates Colorado Springs community members who contribute to the arts in education. In September 2009 the ninth annual Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards honored her work as music director of the Summer Music Festival with the “Vision, Courage and Achievement Award.”
B.M., University of Iowa, 1973
M.A., University of Iowa, 1975
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