Dr. Karol Sue Reddington
Karol Sue Reddington, solo and collaborative pianist, presented her NYC 2002 Carnegie Hall Debut, with Swiss violinist/colleague, Mathias Boegner (currently at Beijing Conservatory). She has enjoyed international/national performance, teaching, and administrative roles in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Reykjavik, Bermuda, and at universities/colleges of the United States, and recently of the Chicago area. As recipient of the College of DuPage Faculty Grant for the lecture-performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards, the presentation was later invited for Thailand’s 2013 Fine Arts International Conference (Bangkok). The Messaien works were also a portion of her Paris debut concert at La Cathédrale Américaine. In collaboration with duo-pianist partner, Marcia Lehe, Dr. Reddington has presented programmes for the State Conference of the Illinois Music Teacher’s Association, and other Chicago area college and university artist series.
Receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts piano performance degree from the College Conservatory of Music (CCM) of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Reddington’s pianistic work includes premieres of current composers, study with internationally acknowledged pianists Soulima Stravinsky, Alfonso Montecino, Hans Graf, Eugene Pridonoff, Marion Hall and France’s renowned collaborative artist, Noël Lee. Further coaching includes work with James Tocco, Menahem Pressler, Rafael de Silva, violinists Joseph Gingold, Joseph Fuchs, Aida Stucki (revered teacher of Anne-Sophie Mutter), and ensembles - Tokyo String Quartet, the Ensemble Contemporain of the Paris Musée Centre (George Pompidou), and the Quatuor Via Nova.
For a decade, as director/artistic director/faculty of the Bermuda School of Music/Bermuda International School of Languages and Arts, she helped initiate the resurgence of its national visibility, growth and support, including the international chamber music series ‘Some Enchanted Evening’.
Also serving as a Piano Examiner of Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music, she was later awarded the ‘Member of the Year’ of Chicago’s West Suburban Music Teachers Association, and received the NCTM (National Certified Teacher of Music).
Dr. Reddington served as a founding member and organizer of the Syrian Refugee Benefit Concert inclusive of 11 area artists and 300 in attendance. Committed to young pianists’/ musicians’ inspired growth and study, Dr. Reddington has participated as judge/adjudicator/ master-class presenter for competitions and festivals, and is currently Director of the Berkley-Pendell Piano Competition, which is dedicated to fine young pianists of Chicago.
Sharing the unbelievable language of music and fun, Dr. Reddington enthusiastically welcomes all levels of students in this amazing discovery !!!! – As – The Joy is in the Making !!!!