Susan Kadatz, junior piano

Susan Kadatz graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Victoria where she majored in piano, studying with Bruce Vogt. Subsequently, she continued her musical education, with intensive study of piano pedagogy with Robin Wood, Winnifred Scott Wood, Dr. Michael Redshaw and Susan de Burgh. Inspired by her strong interest in many musical styles, she has also studied jazz and improvisation with George Essihos.

Susan's interest in teaching and her passion for sharing her musical insights have been unflagging as she has continually searched for new opportunities for new insights in the areas of pedagogy, piano and theory practices and musicology. In the last years she has attended master classes led by such luminaries as Colin Tilney, Anton Kuerti, Angela Hewitt, Angela Cheng and Jane Coop.

Susan Kadatz has been teaching piano and theory for over 30 years.  Her students have been recipients of numerous bursaries and music awards. She maintains a household which includes two active teenage sons as well as a very busy teaching studio. She has worked collaboratively with choirs and performs from time to time with her husband, saxophonist Troy Kadatz. She is also a strong supporter of the local music community and is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association.

Position: Adjudicator
Festival: Solo/Small Ensemble (Main)