American pianist Steven Beck continues to garner impressive acclaim for his performances and recordings worldwide. Highlights of the 2014–15 season include the premiere of a new piano work (composed for him) by Charles Wuorinen, as well as a new project recording all of Babbitt’s vocal music, beginning with the great Solo Requiem. In addition, he will again perform on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, and repeat his annual performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” on Christmas Eve at the Barge; this has become a New York institution.
Mr. Beck is a frequent performer of contemporary works; he has worked with Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Henri Dutilleux, Charles Wuorinen, George Crumb, George Perle, and Fred Lerdahl, and performed with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, the Metropolis Ensemble, the New York New Music Ensemble, and the Da Capo Chamber Players. He is a member of the Talea Ensemble and the Knights. He is also a member of Quattro Mani, a piano duo specializing in contemporary music.
Mr. Beck’s discography includes Peter Lieberson’s third piano concerto (for Bridge Records) and a recording of Elliott Carter’s “Double Concerto” on Albany Records. The debut CD of his chamber ensemble “Pleasure is the Law” was released on Boston Records in 2009.
More information about Steven Beck can be found at his website, www.stevenbeckpiano.com.