Concert Pianist, Suzanne Bradbury

Suzanne Bradbury was born in California to artist parents and grew up in Deia, Mallorca, at a time when the town hosted many talented writers and artists. By the age of twelve she had performed Haydn's D major concerto in Alicante and was already studying with the blind Spanish pianist Josť Ortiga who encouraged and inspired her to continue with her musical studies.

Wilhelm Kempff recognized Suzanne Bradbury's talent at a young age After attending the Academy of Music in Vienna under Dieter Weber and the Manhattan School of Music, New York, she completed her academic studies at the Munich Musikhochschule with Ludwig Hoffman. The prizes she received at that time led to many recordings for German and American radio, the BBC and Radio Suisse Romande as well as to performances throughout Europe and America. For many years she travelled regularly to Bonn to work with Stefan Askenase.

In 1980, Wilhelm Kempff invited Suzanne Bradbury to his Master Course in Positano, which led to a lasting musical friendship. In the following year she founded the Allensbach Chamber Music Festival at Lake Constance and was its musical director for ten years. During that period the festival attracted many internationally renowned musicians.

In 1988 Suzanne Bradbury returned to Deia and became involved in The Deia International Music Festival. Through her influence the Festival enjoyed the participation of respected international artists.

From 1995 to 2005 she joined the Silvestri Quartet in giving Chamber Music Master Classes in Capellades, near Barcelona.

As well as having an extensive repertoire as a soloist, Suzanne Bradbury has performed with chamber music groups including The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and Camerata Quartet of Warsaw, and soloists including the clarinettist Walter Seyfarth, the cellist Mark Drobinsky and violinist Florian Sonnleitner.

More recently she has performed with the renowned English baritone Peter Harvey, and the American counter-tenor Don Krim, and collaborated with Austrian mezzo soprano, Waltraud Mucher and English soprano Fiona Stuart-Wilson in a series of concerts featuring new music by American and British composers.