Dr. Karol Sue Reddington

Piano Instructor

Dr. Karol Sue Reddington

Karol Sue Reddington, solo and collaborative pianist, presented her 2002 Carnegie Hall Debut, New York City, with Swiss violinist/colleague, Mathias Boegner. She has enjoyed international and national performance, teaching and administrative roles in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, Reykjavik, Bermuda, and at universities/colleges of the United States. Karol Sue was awarded a College of DuPage Faculty Grant in the lecture-performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards. The presentation was later included in Bangkok, Thailand’s 2013 Fine Arts International Conference. These works also comprised a portion of her Paris piano debut on the artist series of the Cathédrale Américane. Along with duo-pianist Marcia Lehe, Dr. Reddington appeared as a presenter for the recent State Conference of the Illinois Music Teacher’s Association


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 study with artists such as Soulima Stravinsky, Alfonso Montecino, Hans Graf, Eugene Pridonoff, Marion Hall and French pianist Noël Lee. She has also coached with James Tocco, Menahem Pressler, Joseph Gingold, Joseph Fuchs, Frau Aida Stucki  (revered teacher of Anne-Sophie Mutter), the Tokyo String Quartet, the Ensemble Contemporain of the Musée Centre, George Pompidou, and the Quatuor Via Nova.


For a decade, as director/artistic director, and faculty member of the Bermuda School of Music and the Bermuda International School of Languages and Arts, she initiated the establishment of Bermuda’s international chamber music series ‘Some Enchanted Evening’.


In addition to serving as a Piano Examiner of Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music, and after returning to the USA, she was awarded the ‘Member of the Year’ of Chicago’s West Suburban Music Teachers Association, and received the designation of NCTM (National Certified Teacher of Music). 

Dr. Reddington also serves as a founding member and organizer of the Syrian Refugee Benefit Concert, to be presented 19th February, 2017, at Gary United Methodist Church of Wheaton. 

Committed to young pianists and their growing knowledge and joy in music and piano study, Dr. Reddington has participated as judge/adjudicator/master-class presenter for competitions and festivals of northern Illinois. Currently, Dr. Reddington is Director of the Berkley-Pendell Piano Competition, dedicated to the work of fine young pianists of the Chicago western suburbs.