“The performance possesses vitality and languor, exhibiting a technical sophistication of the highest order” “…generates the kind of visceral charge that the composer must have had in mind, and is equally effective in bringing out the lyrical poetry of the slow movements.” Luis Suárez for RITMO magazine.
Since her debut in the National Music Auditorium of Spain in 2006, Susana Gómez Vázquez has performed all over Europe and South America, in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Centro de Acción Social in Caracas, Bremen Sendesaal, Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Fazioli concert room, Teatro Monumental, St Martin in The Fields, the Auditorio-ADDA in Alicante, Colston Hall, St George’s Bristol, Teatro Calderón de Valladolid, Erbdrostenhof en Münster, Spanish Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and in festivals such as International Festival in Leeds, Pré-Fête de la Musique en Cologny, Festival Musica in Collina, Pianino Festival, Festival Siglo de Oro amongst others .
“… 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”. – Álvaro Menéndez published in Espacio Arezzo
She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the RTVE orchestra, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the Betica Chamber Orchestra, the city of Almería Orchestra, the MDC Symphonic Orchestra amongst others and has made recordings for Radio Nacional Clásica, RTVE and BBC Radio 3. In the next months, she will be making her debut performance in the United States as a soloist with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.
Susana Gómez Vázquez has recently recorded her first album with Eudora Records: AD ILLIAM (for her), 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.
“Susana Gómez Vázquez illuminates these piano pieces with a scintillating beauty, each carefully shaped and presented like jewels on velvet cushions. Both the performances and the recorded sound quality, in Pure DSD256, are a treasure.” Review of Ad Illam by Rush Paul for Positive Feedback
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), in the Colburn International piano seminar, the 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 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.
As a composer, some of her works have been premiered at concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall, the Duke’s Hall, the Jewish Museum in Warsaw, the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, by the Milton Keynes, Aurora, Encore Chamber 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. She has been a member of Le Beau Piano Trio, with whom she was laureated in Trondheim International Competition.
“Susana Gómez Vázquez 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
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.
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. She has offered masterclasses and classes at El Sistema in Venezuela, ClasClas International piano festival and Connecting Musicians 2022. In addition, she has been director and organizer of outreach concerts for young and underprivileged audiences at the International Students House in London.
“The soloist Susana Gómez Vázquez… gave character and musical beauty…The pianist was brilliant”. La voz de Almería
“The recording – in surround version 5.0 – allows us to appreciate Susana’s ductility and delicacy at the touch of the keyboard, where she seems to want to pour out a soul full of sensitivity and eager for expression”. Review of Ad Illam by Antonio Soria for Melómano