Susan Wadsworth founded Young Concert Artists, Inc. in 1961, a unique non‑profit organization which has discovered and launched the careers of many of today’s most illustrious musicians including pianists Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Jeremy Denk, violinists Pinchas Zukerman and Anne Akiko Meyers, soprano Julia Bullock, and composers Kevin Puts, Andrew Norman, and Mason Bates, to name a few.
In 1993, at the request of Isaac Stern, Young Concert Artists presented a performance by YCA artists at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton, in an evening honoring the recipients of the National Medal of Arts. In 2005, Mrs. Wadsworth accepted the Angel Award presented to Young Concert Artists by the International Society of Performing Arts Administrators. Mrs. Wadsworth has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Mannes College, the Manhattan School of Music, and the New England Conservatory; and honored with the Frances Riker Davis Alumnae Award of the Brearley School, and as a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Republic of France. She enjoys serving on competition Juries, including concerto competitions at the Peabody Conservatory, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Yale School of Music.
Susan Wadsworth was born in New York City and studied piano and violin from an early age. She earned a BA in English from Vassar College, continuing piano and violin studies. Mrs. Wadsworth is married to the pianist and Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth.