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.