Steven Beck, piano
Savvy Westchester Philharmonic concert-goers will recall that as a last-minute substitute for a suddenly ailing soloist, pianist Steven Beck brought down the house with his virtual sight-reading of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed without rehearsal, at the Phil’s 2016 Winter Pops concert. Other recent highlights include performances of Beethoven’s Variations and Bagatelles at Bargemusic, where he first performed the Beethoven sonata cycle. An experienced performer of new music, 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 and the New York New Music Ensemble. He is a member of the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Knights, and the Talea Ensemble. He is also a member of Quattro Mani, a piano duo specializing in contemporary music. As an orchestral musician he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Orpheus, the Mariinsky Orchestra and many others. 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.