Susanna Spaemann

Susanna Spaemann is artistic director of the international piano festival, “Vienna Young Pianists”, founded by her in 2005. Born in Muenster, Germany, she studied piano performance with Anton Czjzek and piano pedagogy with Brian Lamport at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. At the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Susanna Spaemann completed her studies with Harald Ossberger and Klára Harrer-Baranyi. She received advanced training in the fields of physiology and mental training for musicians at the department of performing Arts Medicine at the University of Music in Berlin. The influence of Peter Feuchtwanger, Noel Flores, Paul Badura-Skoda and others continues to inform both her playing and teaching.

Settled in Vienna, she concertizes throughout Europe and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician and lied accompanist.

In 2000, Susanna Spaemann was appointed as piano professor at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Drama in Vienna, where she teaches piano and chamber music. Several of her students are prize winners of national and international competions.

Always concerned to emphasise the individuality of each of her students through her teaching, she is much in demand as a pedagogue for exceptionally gifted young pianists. Susanna Spaemann is frequently invited to hold master classes and to act as a jury member in various piano competitions in and outside Europe, such as Blüthner Piano Competition in Austria, Münchner Klavierpodium in Germany, Brin d'Herbe Orléans in France, Ahorn Piano Competition in Japan.