Beth Sussman received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School by the age of 21 where she was granted a full scholarship. She was awarded the Charles Petschek Prize in Piano for three consecutive years while at Juilliard, and the Maro Ajemian Prize upon graduation.
Performing highlights include chamber and solo recitals in Western Europe, The Ravinia Festival ,and The Chautauqua Music Festival. She has also given live recitals on radio stations WQXR, WFMT and KUSC.
Beth released a CD of Gershwin’s piano music in 2000 and a few years prior, a television pilot loosely based on her life was executive produced by Kelsey Grammer for Paramount Pictures Television. Her new CD “Just Desserts” features short pieces by Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin and Debussy.
She is currently a master teaching artist at the Los Angeles Music Center and the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. As such, she gives performances and presents workshops and residencies which introduce schoolchildren to classical music.
Recently, Beth was a presenter at a TED - X conference where she demonstrated how steady beat can improve reading fluency and comprehension. She is currently working on a project which will bring some of her workshops online using both animation and live action. Further information about this project can viewed at www.joppity.com