AYO National Music Camp 2018 Tutor

Susanne Powell has had an extensive and distinguished career as a chamber musician, accompanist, orchestral pianist, academic and teacher.

Susanne studied piano with Nancy Salas and David Miller and bassoon with John Cran at the Sydney Conservatorium High School and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She graduated with Honours and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II scholarship for Young Australians to continue her studies with Professor Heinz Medjimorec in Vienna , Bruno Canino in Italy and Geoffrey Parsons in London. While in Vienna she was awarded an Austrian Government Scholarship.

A frequent performer and recording artist for ABC Classic FM, Susanne has undertaken national and international tours for Musica Viva Australia. She has participated in many Australian Music Festivals and was awarded the prestigious ACT Arts Creative Fellowship.

Artists with whom Susanne has appeared include Cho Liang ("Jimmy") Lin, Camilla Tilling, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Ilya Konovalov, Tina Gruenberg, Ofra Harnoy, Dene Olding, Roger Benedict, Kirsten Williams and Paul Goodchild.

A passionate orchestral pianist, Susanne appears frequently as principal guest keyboard with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and was invited to tour as the celeste player with London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev on their 2014 Australian tour. She has worked with conductors David Robertson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Christoph von Dohnányi, John Adams, Thomas Adès and Osmo Vänskä.

Susanne has been accompanist for the Jacqueline du Pré masterclasses in London's South Bank Summer Music series, the Britten-Pears Summer School in Aldeburgh and the Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival master courses in Germany.

Her performances at summer music festivals in Switzerland and Germany have attracted critical acclaim.

Susanne was a Senior Lecturer in Music at The Australian National University for many years and is a mentor and tutor for The Australian Youth Orchestra.