​​Four Centuries


Alexander and BUono INternational String Competition  

    SIlver Medal:

Global Music Awards



Chicago: December 31, 2015 8pm. Evanston FirstNight: First Presbyterian Church of Evanston.

April 8, 2016 2pm. Northbrook Public Library

Northbrook, IL

New York: October 25, 2015: Carnegie Hall- First Prize Winners Concert of the Alexander and Buono International String Competition

Los Angeles:

San Francisco:


Boston: Harvard Musical Society- Date TBD


CD Release Concerts and Receptions: To be announced.

Available September 15th on CDBaby, iTunes and Amazon.


Two of Chicago's distinguished international award-winning musicians- Susan Merdinger and David Yonan- have teamed up to create a new CD series featuring the broadest range of music for violin and piano. In this first CD of the collection, Sonatas by Mozart and Schumann are complemented by and contrasted with the Suite Hebraique of Ernest Bloch and a World Premiere recording of Elegy: Crossing the Bridge (2011) by Chicago-based composer, Ilya Levinson. You can visit the artists at their respective websites as well:

www.davidyonan.com David Yonan, Violin

www.susanmerdinger.com Susan Merdinger, Piano

www.ilyalevinsonmusic.com Ilya Levinson, Composer

www.codaroomaudio.com James Auwarter,Engineer

www.marcschoenberg.com Marc Schoenberg, Artist

Program Notes by Lawrence Block

Official Website of David Yonan: www.davidyonan.com

Official Website of Susan Merdinger: www.susanmerdinger.com