Since her debut in 2006 at the National Auditorium of Music in Spain, Susana Gómez Vázquez has revealed herself as one of the young pianists with the greatest projection on the music scene today.
Her performances are spread all over Europe and Latin America, in venues such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Wigmore Hall, St Martin in The Fields, Bremen Sendesaal, Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Teatro Monumental, Fazioli Concert Room, the Auditorio-ADDA in Alicante, Centro de Acción Social in Caracas, Sala Turina, St James Piccadilly, Colston Hall, St George’s Bristol, Teatro Calderón de Valladolid, Erbdrostenhof en Münster, International Festival in Leeds, Pré-Fête de la Musique en Cologny, Festival Musica in Collina, amongst others .
“Gomez Vazquez’s reading was convincing… it was possible to listen to a solid and worked version, and enjoy a pianist who feels very comfortable with what she does, who recreates and digs into the flexible nooks and corners of this music in search of her own sound”. – Álvaro Menéndez published in Espacio Arezzo
She has performed as a soloist with the RTVE Orchestra, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the Betica Chamber Orchestra, the city of Almería Orchestra, the MDC Symphonic Orchestra, the Youth Mediterranean Orchestra, the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra, the UPM Symphony Orchestra and made recordings for Radio Nacional Clásica, RTVE and BBC 3 radio. In the next months, she will be making her debut performance in the United States as a soloist with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.
Amongst her numerous awards, one can highlight the first prizes in the Competition of Jeunesses Musicales of Spain, in the International Competition Ciutat de Carlet, in the Iris Dyer competition of the Royal Academy of Music, in the Freddy Morgan and Wigmore Hall competitions (soloist and chamber music), EMCY prize, as well as the Maud Hornsby Award and the Franz Reizenstein Prize at the Royal Academy of Music for her professional achievements. She was recently awarded first prize in the Colburn International virtual piano seminar 2020 and in Alcalá Suena competition 2021. She has received scholarships from AIE and other institutions.
“…with the utmost elegance and technical clarity and purity of expression. … Gómez Vázquez maintains the effect of the bel canto vocalization while executing all the ornaments with the nuances of a sung line, and suspends the melodies with a careful use of rubato, phrasing and dynamics…Gómez’s interpretation becomes brilliant, like diamonds in black velvet, under the night of Venice and among the streets of Paris”.
– Luis Suárez for Tarraco’s culture club
Susana Gómez Vázquez has just recorded her first album with Eudora Records: AD ILLIAM, with works by Ravel, Chopin, Demestres, Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Piazzolla, Gómez Vázquez and Ginastera. Acclaimed by national and international critics, her album is the winner of Best Recording of Classical Music 2022 in the Más Músicas awards, finalist in the Independent Music Awards 2022 and selected as one of the best albums of 2021 in La Hora Azul of Radio Clásica.
She is also an active performer of contemporary music. She has played and premiered pieces by contemporary composers such as Teresa Catalán, Alicia Díaz de la Fuente, Claudia Montero, Albert Llanas Rich, Alberto García Demestres, Brett Dean, Stephen Montague and Oliver Knussen, working with them in their performance. She has also premiered her own works, including a trio at Wigmore Hall, and has been a member of numerous contemporary music ensembles.
Born in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) in 1995, Susana Gómez Vázquez graduated under the tutelage of Patsy Toh and Hamish Milne at the Royal Academy of Music with distinction, and did a Master’s degree at the Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona with Josep Colom. She continued her postgraduate studies with Fabio Bidini at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.
She has also received advice from other pianists such as Fou Ts’ong, Cristina Ortiz, Tatiana Sarkissova, Albert Atenelle, Martino Tirimo, Julián Martín, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Kenneth Weiss, Yong-Hi Moon, Stephen Montague, Mikhail Petukhov, Pascal Devoyon, Kathryn Stott, Elza Kolodin, Menahem Pressler and Gabriela Montero.
“The young Susana Gómez Vázquez (Alcalá de Henares, 1995) demonstrated that she has the technique for the superb (and very difficult) Concerto in G Major by Ravel, that she has sensitivity and good taste…” – Pablo J.Ayón for Diario de Sevilla
As a composer, some of her works have been premiered at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Academy of Music, the UAH Auditorium, the Jewish Museum in Warsaw, the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, the Purcell School in London and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, by the Milton Keynes, Aurora, Encore Chamber Orchestra, Purcell Symphony Orchestra and other professional groups.
A very passionate chamber musician, Susana has taken part in different chamber
music festivals such as Clasclas Festival or Lausanne International Summer Academy
and performs regularly with different chamber music formations. Since 2013, she is a member of Le Beau Piano Trio, with whom they were recently laureated in Trondheim International Competition.
Susana has often been involved in music outreach and education activities in local communities, such as the outreach programme of the Purcell School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music or EnCORE-Music with no borders. In addition, she has been director and organizer of outreach concerts for young and underprivileged audiences at the International Students House in London.
“… The wings allow that, in the case of Susana, she rises with rigor, credit and professionalism (…) ” – Mª Ángeles Ferrer Forés para Periódico “Puerta de Madrid”
“…Technische Brillanz und ein bemerkeswetes Einfühlungsvermögen…die Pianistin machten das seltes gespielte zu einem Hörerlebnis…” – Crítica en Rottaler Anzeiger