Thursdays @ Three: Arwen Myers & Susan McDaniel

Arwen Myers & Susan McDaniel

September 29, 2022: Enjoy a special encore broadcast from July 14, 2022, when guest host Brandi Parisi welcomed soprano Arwen Myers and pianist Susan McDaniel to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

Praised for her “crystalline tone and delicate passagework” (San Francisco Chronicle), Arwen Myers captivates audiences with her timeless artistry and exquisite interpretations. Susan McDaniel has appeared widely as a solo and collaborative pianist, including regional and national concert tours as well as appearances in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.


Transmitting a warmth and “deep poignancy” (Palm Beach Arts Paper) onstage, Arwen Myers shines in solo performance across the US and beyond. With outstanding technique and mastery of a wide range of vocal colors, Arwen’s dazzling oratorio and solo appearances feature repertoire from the baroque to modern day, and everything in between. Her history includes appearances with Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Pacific MusicWorks, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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Susan McDaniel studied piano performance with Jill Timmons and vocal accompanying with Warren Jones, and afterwards worked as a member of the music staff at Seattle Opera and Utah Festival Opera. Since returning to her home state of Oregon, Susan has maintained an active performing career as a member of the Northwest Piano Trio and Northwest Art Song, and was the resident pianist of All Classical Portland’s live-performance radio show, Thursdays @ Three. She was previously a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Portland and Linfield College, and spent five seasons as the head opera coach at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cultivating her vegetable garden, cooking, and knitting.

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