“Two phenomenal hands!” This is the way in which the famous pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli described Suzanne Husson, who is considered by international critics to be one of the foremost pianists today.
She was born in Buenos Aires, to French parents and now lives in Geneva. Suzanne Husson began her musical studies when she was five, under the guidance of Elisabeth Westerkamp de Raco (a student of the famous professor Scaramuzza) at the Conservatory Manuel de Falla in the Argentinean capital. She gave her first public concert when she was 8. She moved to Europe to specialize mainly with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Louis Hiltbrand and Bruno Seidlhofer.
She has won first prize at the Argentinian Mozarteum, first prize for virtuosity with distinction at the Geneva Conservatory and a prize in the Josef Pembaur Foundation competition in Bern. She has also been awarded distinction at competitions in Geneva, Vercelli, Barcellona’s Maria Canals (best interpretation of Spanish music), Lisbon’s Vianna da Motta and Paris’ Magda Tagliaferro (special R. Juillard prize). She has performed on television and on radio, at important festivals, in concerts halls, at recitals and as soloist (Europe, U.S.A. and Latin America) also premiering new works.
She has played with the violinist Patrice Fontatanrosa, with Vienna’s Musikverein-Quartet and under the direction of conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Armin Jordan, Horst Stein and Wolfgang Sawallish.
Versatility and perspicacity supported by brilliant virtuosity are the characteristics which make up Suzanne Husson’s artistic personality. Her vast repertoire, which includes both classical and modern music, is not purely a matter of quantity, but rather a reflection of her own carefully thought-out choice.