Biography: Susan Centorino - Dreamer/Music Producer/Composer/Pianist
A native of Southern California, Susan began formal training on the piano at an early age. Among her mentors in piano and musicology have been Charles Galloway (Sherwood Music School with Leo Podolsky), Alessandra-Althoff (Villa Schifanoia, Conservatory L. Cherubini, Accademia of La Scala, Accademia M. Ravel, and Mozarteum), Carol Cole (CSULB and University of Southern California) and Elizabeth Irek-Tholberg. Influenced by the Romantic, Impressionist and Jazz Eras, Centorino's favorite composers include Chopin, Brahms, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Joplin, Gershwin, Copland, M. Steiner, B. Herrmann and Brubeck.
As co-producer Susan Centorino worked behind the scenes on "Three Dreams" and "Bananas for Lunch" released under the Centorino Productions label. Previous albums, "Footsteps in the Sand" and "Ivory" came about when Susan encouraged Jim Centorino, to share his thought-provoking music. (For more on Jim Centorino, see the "Centorino Productions" website.) The two albums were originally released by World Disc in the early 1990s. The music was unique in that it was sold at the Disney theme parks under the World Disc label. Cumulatively well over 130,000 legitimate hard copies of "Footsteps in the Sand" and "Ivory" have been sold worldwide. The music is broadcasted on television, radio, and other venues.
An album of original piano compositions and instrumental music of varying genres is in the works.