Steven Beck was hailed by the New Yorker in 2005 as one of New York’s “most admired young pianists.”
A graduate of the Juilliard School, he made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in 1995 at the age of sixteen. He has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theatre, Steinway Hall and WNYC. His summer appearances have included the Aspen Music Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. He performs regularly at Bargemusic in New York City, where he recently presented all thirty-two of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. He has also played with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the New York City Ballet.
Steven Beck has worked with composers Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, George Perle and Charles Wuorinen. He has appeared with ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, Speculum Musicae, the Da Capo Chamber Players and the Manhattan and Pacifica String Quartets, as well as with the notorious Knights of the Many-Sided Table. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge and Monument labels.