Prior to moving to Denver, she served as co-concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for its 2013/14 Season, and was selected as a Citizen Musician Fellow by Yo-Yo Ma and The Institute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras as a substitute violinist.
Active and experienced as a recitalist and chamber musician, Susan has performed as soloist with the Juilliard Theater Orchestra and appeared in performances with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series, at the Indiana University Summer Festival, and in faculty recitals at Indiana University and Roosevelt University. An advocate for contemporary music, Susan frequently performs with her husband, Chicago-based composer-pianist Teddy Niedermaier; as a duo they have premiered new works in the Chicago area, as well as in England, Germany, France and South Korea. Their performances have been featured on Chicago’s WFMT radio.
Outside the concert hall, Susan is an avid educator who has provided guest instruction at Loyola University Chicago and Western Kentucky University. She held an Associate Instructor position at Indiana University, where she served as teaching assistant to internationally renowned professor Mauricio Fuks while pursuing her graduate studies under his tutelage.
Susan earned performance degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University. She holds her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School as a recipient of the C.V. Starr Scholarship and Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship. In 2016, Susan completed her Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University. Her major teachers include Kwang-Koon Kim, Chongsuk Li, Hyo Kang, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Mauricio Fuks.