Acclaimed as a pianist with “astounding musical authority” (Columbia Free Times), Susan Zhang made her orchestral debut at the age of 12 with the Augusta Symphony. She has since been featured as soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the USC Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has performed in North America, Europe and Asia and her recordings have been broadcast on South Carolina Public Radio.Susan was a top prizewinner of the Thousand Islands Chopin Competition, the Bauru-Atlanta Competition, the Burgos International Music Competition and the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition.. She recently appeared as a guest artist at the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at East Carolina University. Susan co-founded The Concert Truck, an award-winning mobile concert hall that brings live classical piano concerts to diverse populations. The Concert Truck launched in April of 2016, performing throughout the city of Columbia, S.C. Susan received her Bachelor of Music degree and Graduate Certificate in Performance from the University of South Carolina, her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, and a performance certificate from the Peabody Conservatory.. Her primary teachers include Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers, Enrico Elis and Boris Slutsky.