French-Hungarian pianist Suzana Bartal was born in Timisoara and started her musical education in her hometown. From 2005 onwards she resumed her studies in France in Paris and in Lyon at the CNSMD and between 2011 - 2014 at the Yale School of Music where she he earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts.
Winner of the prestigious New York Concert Artists Concerto Competition in 2013, she has performed in venues and festivals such as the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Salle Pleyel, Radio France and Auditorium Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Merkin Hall in New York, Milton Court in London, the Festival “Classique au Vert” in Paris, the Palazetto Bru Zane in Venise, the Kaposvar Chamber Music Festival (Hungary), Schloss Elmau (Germany), the Festival de Pâques Aix-en-Provence, the Festival de l’Epau, the Rencontres Musicales Evian, the Festival Berlioz, the Festival de Besançon, the Vichy Opera and the Turku Music Festival (Finland).
She has made recordings on France Musique, Radio Classique, Radio France Internationale, the WDR (West Deutscher Rundfunk), the Danish Radio, as well as the Hungarian and Romanian radio and television.
Her first album with solo works by Schumann has been released in 2016 by Paraty (Harmonia Mundi distribution) and has been warmly received by the critics.
Highlights of the 2019-2020 season include her debut at the Philharmonie de Paris performing the Grieg Concerto, a recital at the Auditorium of the Musée du Louvre, concerts in many European countries, as well as in the US and China.
Keen in also performing music of our days, Suzana has worked with some of the most oustanding living composers, such as Thomas Adès and Eric Tanguy (of whom she premiered several works).
Extremely active as a chamber musician, she has performed with outstanding players, such as violinist Josef Spacek, Kristóf Baráti, Alina Pogostkina, Rosanne Philippens, Alexandra Conunova, violist Lise Berthaud, cellists Henri Demarquette, Edgar Moreau, Benedict Klöckner, István Várdai and Claudio Bohorquez, clarinetist Pierre Génisson and the Quatuor Zaïde.
Her recording of the complete Liszt Années de pèlerinage will be released in March 2020 on the label Naïve.
She has been appointed artistic director of the Festival «Piano à Riom» starting 2020.