Susan Merdinger Appointed to Artist Faculty of InterHarmony
InterHarmony International School of Music and Summer Music festival
Susan Merdinger has recently been appointed to Professor of Piano at the InterHarmony Music Festival being held in Italy in July 2021. She is now on Faculty at two Summer Music Festivals - Summit Music fesitval in New York and InterHarmony in Italy. Please contact her directly for more information about Summer studies at these two prestigious music festivals both in the USA and in Europe.
Congratulations to Svetlana Belsky on becoming a Steinway Artist
Svetlana Belsky joins the roster of Steinway Artists
As of December 2020, Sheridan Music studio is now proud to be led by Two Steinway Artists! Please congratulate Svetlana Belsky on this superb distinction and honor as she joins me on the Roster of International Steinway Artists!
~ Susan Merdinger, Steinway Artist
Harry Yu wins top award in the Great Composers Competition
Harry Yu was born in West Long Branch, New Jersey in 2005. He began studying piano performance at four and half years old. He currently studies under Professor Svetlana Belsky. Since he started to learn piano, Harry has won many awards in different piano competitions. As the first prize with special honor plus winner of The Sonatina and Sonata International Youth Piano Competition in 2018, he played at Carnegie Hall in the September of 2018.
Susan Merdinger's Star Student Profile:
Annika Hurprikar, a piano and composition student of Susan Merdinger for the past 5 years, has recently graduated from Deerfiield High School as the Valedictorian of her Class of 2020. She became a National Merit Scholar and also won the prestigious Coca-Cola Scholarship. While in High School she was a Winner of numerous local, state and national awards, including the ILMEA Prize in in Composition. She also performed in Carnegie Hall twice and soloed with orchestras twice during her high school years. She was also honored as a Winner at the INTEL Science Fair, for her award-winning original design of an App to help children develop better nutritional habits.
After her acceptance to many prestigious Ivy-League Colleges and Universities and Music Conservatories, such as Cornell, Columbia, Duke, Rice, Berklee College of Music and Carnegie Mellon Schools of Music and Computer Science, she decided to matriculate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Computer Science and Music Major.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Annika will continue to study piano privately with Susan Merdinger for the Fall Semester, as a recipient of the Scott Joplin Memorial Scholarship Award.
Sheridan Music Studio is proud to announce that Harry Yu, piano student of Dr. Svetlana Belsky, has just won First Prize in the Level D of the Roberta Savler Piano Competition of CAMTA.
Sheridan Music Studio is also proud to announce that Dr. Svetlana Belsky and Violinist Marta Szlubowska were awarded Third Prize in The American Prize for Chamber Music, Professional Division!
This is exciting news and just two more reasons any serious, aspiring musicians should sign up for private music lessons at Sheridan Music Studio-Chicago! Our students are successful, and our teachers are internationally recognized and acclaimed artists!