Susan Chou

Susan Chou

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Susan Chou was born in Taipei Taiwan. She moved to the United States when she was sixteen and completed her bachelor degree in computer engineering at Northwestern University. During her studies at Northwestern, she was greatly inspired by her piano teacher Professor Alan Chow and hence decided to pursuit her career in piano after graduation. In 2004, she was awarded full scholarship to study with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she completed her Master degree and continued on to her doctorate degree. Ms. Chou served as an Associate Instructor from 2004 to 2010. Currently, she is a Doctoral Candidate in Piano Performance.

In addition to giving numerous solo and chamber recitals, she had worked with famous musicians such as Cliff Colnot, Julian Martin, Ursula Oppens, Miriam Fried, Sylvia Wang and Victor Yampolsky. She has appeared as soloist with the Good Samaritan Symphony Orchestra, IU Student Orchestra, IU University Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of the Mountains. She was one of the six semifinalists at the Rolf and Brigitte Gardey International Piano Competition in 2007, and she was also a prize winner in the 2008 National Society of Arts and Letters Music Competition. In spring of 2009, she won a scholarship from IU Travel Grant competition which subsidized her travel to other major international competitions. Ms. Chou is the 2011 recipient of the Farwell Trust Piano Award from Musician’s Club of Women.