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Sharon Su, noted for being “both personable and insanely talented,” is an acclaimed pianist and recording artist. In addition to performing a wide range of historical and contemporary composers as well as premiering new works, she has also received praise for her writing and lecturing on issues in music; in 2018 the Washington Post’s classical music critic Anne Midgette called her piece on the challenges of performing non-canonic composers “illuminating,” and her perspective on representation in the classical music world is frequently cited by other writers. She has been covered in publications like the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Time, the Huffington Post, the National Sawdust Log, and the San Francisco Classical Voice, and she has written articles published by VAN Magazine.
Ms. Su has been praised for the “breathtaking clarity and passion” of her 2019 recording of Clara Schumann’s Piano Sonata in G Minor; in 2020 she released recordings of études by Cécile Chaminade and Louise Farrenc, with the latter praised for its “compelling performance.” She is currently preparing for a tour next season premiering a piano concerto adapted from Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Sonata in G Minor with multiple American symphonies.
Ms. Su studied with Yoshikazu Nagai, Gideon Rubin, Frank Wiens, Rex Cooper, and Marina Grudskaya. She has also been advised by celebrated concert artists Joanne Polk, Ian Jones, Inna Faliks, Stephen Spooner, Chun-Chieh Yen, Hong Xu, Enrico Elisi, James Giles, and Luiz de Moura Castro. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she recently moved to Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and their cat.