Guitarist Susan McDonald

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About Susan

"Joy... Skill... Insight..."
    - New Classics -


Susan McDonald has delighted audiences the world over- from community concerts to Carnegie Hall. Her audiences have ranged from Holocaust survivors in a Viennese nursing home to the President of the United States, and her music has been enthusiastically received in concert halls, universities, festivals, elementary schools, hospitals, refugee camps and tiny villages in the Amazon.

A protege of the legendary guitar master Pepe Romero, Susan fell in love with the guitar when she was four and began playing when she was six. Her studies took her from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas to the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and finally to a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in the Canadian Rockies. Susan's many recordings and live performances have been heard on radio and television broadcasts worldwide. Increasingly, her passion and energy is being directed towards bringing music to people in regions of conflict or isolation.
She is on the touring rosters of Texas Commission on the Arts, Mid-America Arts Alliance and Young Audiences of Houston, and has created classical guitar programs for the YES Academies in Iraq and Lebanon. She has recently accepted the position of Artistic Director and Director of International Programs for Fine Arts Foundation.

"Susan McDonald filled the audience with enthusiasm...
all the listeners were entranced..." 

- Rhein-Neckar Zeitung -

"She sat in a long red dress...her eyes shut and her fingers running over the strings, completely absorbed in the music and the feeling she was communicating... I saw the tremor of excitement ripple through the crowd." 

- Jewish Herald Voice -

"Standing ovations at the end of her program led Susan McDonald to play three more of the very greatest of her profession." 

- Weinheimer Nachrichten -

For information on booking Susan McDonald for a concert, please email or call 713 - 306 - 6512