Susan Bradshaw (Monmouth, 8 September 1931 – London, 30 January 2005) was a British pianist, teacher and writer. She was mainly associated with contemporary music, and especially with the work of Pierre Boulez, several of whose writings she translated. As a critic and musicologist she contributed to a number of magazines and journals over several decades; the titles included Contact, Music & Musicians, Tempo and The Musical Times.
Bradshaw studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and then with Boulez in Paris.
After her death, The Susan Bradshaw Composers' Fund was established by the Royal Philharmonic Society with donations from friends and family, led by composer Brian Elias. The purpose of the fund is to support composers (of any age) and young musicians wishing to perform works by living composers. At present the fund is used to support a commission for one of the winners of the RPS Composition Prize.
Boulez, Pierre. 1971. Boulez on Music Today, translated by Susan Bradshaw and Richard Rodney Bennett. London: Faber. ISBN 0-571-09420-1. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-08006-8.
- Obituary of Edison Denisov written by Susan Bradshaw
- Susan Bradshaw's obituary in The Guardian
- Susan Bradshaw's obituary in The Independent
- Susan Bradshaw's obituary in The Times
- Gerard McBurney: 'About Susan Bradshaw' (Royal Philharmonic Society website)
- The Susan Bradshaw Composers' Fund