Payam Susanni was born in 1974, Izmir, Turkey. She received her BM degree from Dokuz Eylul University Izmir State Conservatory where she studied Piano with Dr. Nilgun Alkan.
She studied Piano with David Renner and Chamber Music with Dennis Parker at LSU School of Music and got her MM degree from University of Texas at Austin where she studied Piano with David Renner, Chamber Music with Gregory Allen and Piano Pedagogy with Prof. Sophia Gilmson.
She has given many solo, duo and chamber music concerts around USA, Europe and Turkey. During 2000-2008 she worked as a Piano and Chamber Music teacher at Clavier Werke School of Music, Austin, TX. During her teaching career she was invited to organize and judge many music festivals and competitions.
After coming back to Turkey in 2008, Mrs. Susanni continues her teaching position at Yasar University Fine Arts Department Music School in Piano and Guitar Department. She has been the coordinator of YUSEM School of Music for four years. She is the Erasmus Department Coordinator since five years and has organized many international festivals, masterclasses and concerts. She helped Music Department participate actively on countless European projects. She is also the writer and the host of the project called “OMEGA” (Opening More Employability Gates for Arts and Music Students) which was chosen amongst 8 other European Projects by the Turkish National Agency.