To keep this page under control, only press related to Sharon’s music will be featured here. For Sharon’s “short bio” and a picture for programs, please see the press kit.
“A double-edged sword”
The fact of Wieck’s name recognition—as a musical personality, if not as a composer—is similarly fraught. “On one hand, she’s got this built-in recognition, but on the other hand, that recognition is flawed,” Su says.
—Sarah Fritz, VAN Magazine, November 11, 2021
Interview: Sharon Su on Health and Humor
Emily Fransen of the “Welcome to My Nerd Brain” podcast interviews Sharon for Episode 41 about humor in classical music, the issue of “approachability,” and healthy practice methods.
August 9, 2021
“Part challenge, part encouragement”
“[P]ianist Sharon Su delivered a tart message […] to the tradition-bound world of classical music. […] I can’t necessarily give all the credit to Su — or to the coronavirus, for that matter — but one way or another, a lot of American orchestras have apparently decided that diversity in concert programming is an idea whose time has finally come.”
—Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle, June 1, 2021
Profile: Sharon Su in the LOs Angeles Times
“I realized as COVID went on, that even though I love music, it is incredibly hard to keep going when you have absolutely no deadlines or events or reason to keep going,” she says. “The reason I went into performance is because I fell in love with being in the room, and giving people what they need in that moment.”
—LA Times, March 11, 2021
Appearance: Sharon Su in NoonArts & Lectures’ Holiday Sampler
A virtual concert featuring holiday messages and home performances from various artists for NoonArts & Lectures.
December 22, 2020
Interview: Sharon Su and Patricia Wallinga on Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
A video interview hosted by J. Andrés Ballesteros, featuring Sharon and composer Patricia Wallinga discussing Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and their work on a commissioned project to turn a solo piano sonata into a piano concerto. Presented as part of the Eureka Ensemble’s virtual event, “We Shall Not Be Denied.”
October 17, 2020
Interview: Sharon Su on “Meet the Artist”
An in-depth interview about Sharon’s career, influences, and her personal definition of success.
July 30, 2020
Interview: Sharon Su on Louise Farrenc
An in-depth interview on Episode 2 of the DUOS podcast with Cullan Lucas, featuring a discussion of Sharon’s musical journey, Louise Farrenc’s story, and the process of discovering and falling in love with new music.
July 22, 2020
Case Study: Virtual Musician Summit 2020
The infamous “funny bio” presented by John Hong as an example in brand-building and PR.
May 29-30, 2020
Revisionist History: Bernstein at the Berlin Wall
“[T]his presages what pianist Sharon Su would write nearly 50 years later in the lead-up to Beethoven’s 250th celebrations[.]”
— Olivia Giovetti, Undone, May 16, 2020
“Infinitely more interesting than the trolls”
“[P]ianist Sharon Su‘s blog post on “Sunglassesgate,” which focused less on what led to the controversy and more on the suffocating, impossible expectations of how female pianists should and shouldn’t dress on stage.”
— The National Sawdust Log Newsletter, February 27, 2020
“The Beethoven Mega-Thread you didn’t know you needed”
“Pianist Sharon Su unleashed a viral thread on Beethoven this week that you should definitely read. She gives an accounting of his history both deeply researched and highly approachable… and funny!”
— The National Sawdust Log Newsletter, December 19, 2019
Praise for the Clara Schumann G Minor Sonata:
“Sharon Su brings a wonderful new vivacity to the piece, playing with breathtaking clarity and passion.”
— Elizabeth de Brito, The Daffodil Perspective, November 22, 2019
“Clara triumphed—but don’t miss the point of her Twitter poll victory”
“[N]oted Clara Schumann performer Sharon Su remarked in a post she shared that objective greatness is itself a problematic construct[.]”
— The National Sawdust Log Newsletter, November 21, 2019
Radio Interview with Sharon Su: Clara Schumann’s G Minor Sonata
— Gaylord Fischer, Jewels and Binoculars, May 31, 2019