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Zubin Mehta: "Susanna Artzt played with me Saint-Saens’ 2. Piano Concerto  in Munich with true virtuosity. I am convinced she has a great career ahead."  Nelson Freire: “I’ve just heard pianist Susanna Artzt and have been absolutely  impressed by her playing! I wish others would have the opportunity to hear  this such a promising artist! I am sure they will agree with me.”  WAZ, Germany: “A Star in the sky - The young pianist Susanna Artzt stood  out brilliantly: The artist performed Mozart’s piano concerto in C-major, KV  503 brilliantly and in a wonderful balance with the orchestra. Highly sensitive,  with a radiant richness of tone and a soulful lightness.”  Die Presse, Vienna: “Enchanting piano pearls – Susanna Artzt, pianist,  enchanted in the Brahmssaal of the Vienna’s Musikverein”  ___________________________________________________________________  The Viennese pianist Susanna Artzt comes from a multicultural family.  Since  her early childhood she showed a special musical talent. At the age of 15 she was Croatia's youngest student when she was accepted  in the class of Vladimir Krpan at the Zagreb Music Academy, who himself was  a pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. Three years later, she finished her studies with a diploma „with distinction“.  At the age of 17 she gave her highly acclaimed debut with Orchestra,  performing Bruno Bjelinski‘s piano concerto with the Zagreb Symphony  Orchestra. Paul Badura-Skoda, who described her as an „exceptional piano talent”,  invited her when she was 16 to attend his class in Vienna at the University of  Music. She completed her piano studies there as a Magistra artium with  Michael Krist and achieved perfection during her post-graduate studies with  Peter Efler. She also worked together with other prominent pianists, such as Jacob  Lateiner, Murray Perahia, Rudolf Kehrer and Evgenij Timakin in the course of  master classes. During her study period Susanna Artzt was several times a  prize winner in international piano competitions. All three of her solo CDs have brought her high critical acclaim internationally  and Piano News named her debut CD with pieces by Debussy, Scriabin and  Lili Boulanger „Classic CD of the Double-months“.  Her second solo-CD recording „La Valse“, released by Gramola Vienna,  contains the World Premiere Recordings of the complete „Six Polonaises  mélancoliques“ by Franz Xaver Mozart as well as the „Two Valse-Impromptus“  by Franz Schreker. Susanna Artzt has performed in concert-halls such as the „Vienna  Musikverein“, the „Vienna Konzerthaus“, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, Philharmonia Bratislava, as well as in concert  halls in London, New York, Pittsburgh,  Mumbai,  Cologne etc. She has been  invited to festivals like „Klangbogen Wien“, „Biennale Zagreb–World Music  Days“, „Heidelberger Frühling”, “Weilburger Schlosskonzerte”, „Chopin  Festival Gaming“, „Contemporary Music Weeks“ Bucharest, and so forth and  made radio and TV recordings for the ORF, WDR, BR, RAI und HRT.  Her concertos with orchestra are highly acclaimed, like the g minor concerto  by Camille Saint-Saens, which the pianist performed with outstanding  success in the Prinzregententheater in Munich, invited by and under the  direction of Zubin Mehta. After this concert Zubin Mehta wrote: "Susanna  Artzt played with me Saint-Saens‘ 2. Piano Concerto with true virtuosity. I am  convinced she has a great career ahead.“ Shortly after Susanna Artzt made  her debut in New York, where she performed the „Waltz-Impromptus“ op. 9 by  Franz Schreker as an American debut performance.  While her lively solo concert activities are at the core of her artistic life,  Susanna Artzt also undertakes chamber-music encounters with popular  partners, such as the violinist Carolin Widmann, the cellists Othmar Müller  (Artis Quartett) and Christophe Pantillon (Aron-Quartett) and with members of  the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as the principal cellist Tamás Varga or the  principal double-bass player Ödön Racz. She also has worked together with  actors Karl Markovics, Dorothee Hartinger and Michael König. With her husband, the Viennese pianist Manfred Wagner-Artzt, she performs  since 1998 successfully as the „Arsio Piano Duo“. The Irish composer John  McLachlan dedicated his piece „Radical Roots for two Pianos“ to the Arsio  Piano Duo. They also recorded the complete works for piano duo by Claude  Debussy for WDR.  Susanna Artzt's wide-ranging repertoire includes works trom the Baroque to  the contemporary modern, whereby she oftenly consecrates herself to the  discovery of unknown treasures and the affectionate reanimation of forgotten preciosities. She gives her special attention to the French „Impressionists“  as well as to Mozart, Chopin and Scriabin.  The pianists third solo-CD, dedicated to the works by Wolfgang Amadeus  Mozart,  has been released in 2014 and has promptly received excellent  reviews in Austria and abroad.