Susan Tang

Posted May 11, 2022

Chicago, IL

Susan Tang is Associate Professor of Piano at Northeastern Illinois University, artistic director of the Chicago Chamber Music Festival (an intensive summer workshop for young artists) and a founding member of Keys to Inclusion (an multi-institutional initiative to explore the piano repertoire of Black American composers).

An active professional performer, Susan enjoyed a successful New York solo piano debut at Carnegie-Weill Hall.  New York Concert Review has described her playing as having “well-grounded technique…fluid, elegant readings…highly effective interpretations” a pianist “with an assured playing that sparkled” by the Baltimore Sun and a “fluent pianist” by the Chicago Tribune. In a recent piano duo performance the Chicago Classical Review noted, “The piano four hands team of Louise Chan and Susan Tang literally threw themselves into their amplified instruments, making the dislocated rhythms, explosive roars, glistening high notes and low rumbles speak with acute beauty and concentration.”

Susan Tang received her BM and MM degrees from the Eastman School of Music studying with Nelita True and DMA from Manhattan School of Music with Nina Svetlanova.