Steven Beck harmonium

Helicon Performances

Symposium 91 - Waltzes

“ of the city’s most admired young pianists…” -the New Yorker, Nov. 28th, 2005    

American pianist Steven Beck was born in 1978.  He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where his teachers were Seymour Lipkin, Peter Serkin and Bruce Brubaker.     

Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble.  Other orchestras with which he has appeared include the New Juilliard Ensemble (under David Robertson), Sequitur, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Virginia Symphony.     

Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Steinway Hall, Tonic, and Barbes, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; summer appearances have been at the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Greenwich Music Festival, the Monadnock Music Festival, the Woodstock Mozart Festival, the Wellesley Composers’ Conference, and the Walden School.  He is an Artist Presenter and regular performer at Bargemusic (where he recently performed all of the Beethoven piano sonatas), and has performed as a musician with the New York City Ballet, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Christopher Caines Dance Company.  He has worked with Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, George Perle, and Charles Wuorinen, and has appeared with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Manhattan String Quartet, the Pacifica String Quartet, The Metropolis Ensemble, New York Philomusica, the New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble 21, Mosaic, the Lyric Chamber Music Society, the Omega Ensemble, the Fires of New York, Ensemble Sospeso, Talea, the Argento Ensemble, the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, Counterinduction, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the East Coast Composers’ Ensemble.  He is a member of the Knights, Pleasure is the Law, and the new music ensemble Future In Reverse (FIRE).  His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Boston Records, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels.