Susan Clark started playing the piano at the age of four and attended the Trinity College of Music Junior Department for ten years, studying piano, flute, violin and musicianship. She continued her studies at Cambridge University and while there performed extensively both as a soloist and accompanist. After graduating, Susan successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in performance at the Royal College of Music and was awarded an MA in musicology by the Open University.
She has appeared as a soloist or accompanist at most of lhe major London concert venues, including the South Bank, St. John’s, Smith Square, Southwark Cathedral and St. Martin in the Fields. She has also played at the Edinburgh and the Aldeburgh Fringe Festivals and various music clubs in the south east and has performed at the Martinu Hall in Prague. In 2003 she performed a Mozart piano concerto with Trinity Orchestra, Harrow and in 2009 appeared with the Lincolnshire Symphony Orchestra playing Chopin’s first piano concerto.
Susan has had three articles about teaching techniques published in the Music Teacher magazine and in 2018 wrote and published the book ‘Speedy Music Theory’.
She has taught at Harrow School, Eagle House School, Latymer Saturday Music Centre and Wellington College. Susan currently holds posts as a visiting teacher of piano at Merchant Taylor’s School and Latymer Upper. She examines for the ABRSM in the UK and has completed many examining tours in the Far East including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. She is also an adjudicator member of BIFF and regularly adjudicates at music festivals around the UK.
In her spare time Susan enjoys playing with her Ragdoll cats and is attempting to learn some Mandarin and the harp.