Your ears and your heart will thrill to the classical guitar sounds of multifaceted guitarist Meng Su, who has captivate audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. New York Concert Review called her performance “seemingly effortless and stunningly polished…. Add to that a beautiful – and fashionable! – stage presence, and she is poised to be in high demand” while Classical Guitar Magazine wrote that “she has already reached the status of a seasoned artist.”
In addition to her busy solo career, Meng Su is an avid chamber musician who tours regularly in the Beijing Guitar Duo and as a soloist with orchestras. Ms. Su has performed in over 30 different countries around the world in halls such as the Concertgebouw, Palau de Musica, Tchaikovsky Hall and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. This past summer, Ms. Su collaborated with ballerina YuanYuan Tan in a dance musical and toured China together to critical acclaim.
Meng Su’s performances and recordings have impressed the public with “an ability and artistry that exceeds her years.” (Baltimore Sun) Her debut duo CD “Maracaípe” received a Latin Grammy nomination for the titled piece, which was dedicated to the Duo by renowned guitarist/composer Sergio Assad. Their second CD, “Bach to Tan Dun,” a "must-listen" according to composer Tan Dun, has been widely noted for the world-premiere recording of his “Eight Memories in Watercolor.” A recording in trio, “China West,” with Maestro Barrueco and the Beijing Guitar Duo was released in May 2014 to critical acclaim. Meng Su’s debut solo recording “Meng,” released in 2016 was called “awe-inspiring” and “this year’s finest debut by far” by Classical Guitar Magazine.
Born in Qingdao, China, Meng Su began studying the guitar at the age of 5 and showed her talents from an early age under the guidance of Prof. Chen Zhi at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Meng Su has won first-prize in numerous international competitions around the world, the last one being in the prestigious Parkening International Guitar competition in 2015. She graduated with an Artist Diploma, a Master’s Degree and Graduate Diploma in Chamber Music with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
Meng Su teaches at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and she is the Artist-in-residence for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society.
Meng Su is represented by Tonar Music Management - Asgerdur Sigurdardottir
Meng Su will be selling and signing compact discs (CDs) of her albums at this concert!
"Pure musical alchemy...the audience jumped to its feet in ovation." --Courier & Press
"...having the star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come." --Classical Guitar Magazine
"What makes her playing so special is her control of sound--every note is important, every sound is shaped with lovea nd exquisite taste. It's not just her tone--it's also her dynamics, articulation, the transparency or density of the sound, the attention to the functions of multiple voices." --American Record Guide
Seating is GENERAL ADMISSION (choose your seat when you get to the theatre.)
LOBBY DOORS and the BOX OFFICE open 1 hour before showtime.
THEATER DOORS open for seating approximately 30 minutes before showtime.
***Typically at BPAC events, the theatre doors open for seating no earlier than 30 minutes before the performance. There is no need to arrive extraordinarily early. Know that if you choose to arrive prior to lobby doors opening for a event, there is no place to sit and wait for the lobby to open other than the outdoor benches in Evelyn's Courtyard.
All children under 13 must be seated with an adult at this performance. Children under 5 will not be permitted into the theater. Everyone attending the performance, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.