Dr. Karol Sue Reddington (Piano)
has performed and held faculty and administrative positions locally, nationally and internationally, as in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand and European and Russian centres. Dr. Reddington’s 2002 Carnegie Hall debut, at Weill Concert Hall (NYC), was shared with Swiss violinist/colleague, and Beijing’s Conservatory faculty member, Mathias Boegner. As a member of the COD piano faculty, Karol Sue was awarded a College of DuPage Liberal Arts Faculty Grant for the lecture-performance of O. Messiaen, a composer also highlighted in her Paris American Cathedral artist series performance. Always In support of current new composers are her performances of local composers.
Receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts performance degree in piano and literature from the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Dr. Reddington’s work includes study, inspiration and coaching with Eugene & Elisabeth Pridonoff, Marion Hall MacFayden, Soulima Stravinsky, Alfonso Montecino, Hans Graf, Rafael de Silva, and Gaby Casadesus. She has also coached with Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, James Tocco, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Quatuor Via Nova de France, and the IRCAM Ensemble Contemporain de France. As director/artistic director/faculty in a decade of service in Bermuda’s music institutions, she initiated the establishment of the international chamber music series Some Enchanted Evening.
In addition to having served as a Piano Examiner of Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music, she has participated as judge/adjudicator/master-class presenter for competitions and festivals of the Chicago area. Dr. Reddington was awarded the west suburban Illinois Music Teachers Association’s 2014 Outstanding Member of the Year. Dr. Reddington recently served as adjudicator for the Macau 2019 Near-East Asia Pacific Young Pianist Competition, and also as adjudicator for the 2020 DuPage Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition.
Maintaining an active private studio, her students have been awarded inclusion in numerous festivals and competitions, including the Cairn-Maling Piano Competition of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, local concerto competitions, the National Music Camp of Interlochen and scholarship acceptance into professional college and university studies. Dr. Reddington is current Director of the Berkley-Pendell Piano Scholarship Competition, a recognised youth competition of the western Chicago suburban area.
With immense respect, consideration, encouragement and mentoring of all those with diverse levels of music interest and experience, the mutual goal is profoundly individual for each student, and dedicated towards a life-time of enjoyment, personal development, and progress, developed through the sharing within this amazing discovery.