American pianist Steven Beck continues to garner impressive acclaim for his performances and recordings worldwide. Praised by the New Yorker as “one of the city’s finest young pianists”, a recent New York concert by Mr. Beck was described as “exemplary” and “deeply satisfying” by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times.
Highlights of the 2013-14 season include performances with the Alabama Symphony, recordings of Carter's late piano works for Bridge Records' Carter series, and a performance of Messiaen's final work, "Concert a Quatre", with the New York Youth Symphony. In addition, he is repeating his annual performance of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” on Christmas Eve at Bargemusic; this has become a New York institution.
In the words of New York Times critic Allan Kozinn, Mr. Beck is "an eloquent and persuasive performer of contemporary works"; he has worked with Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Henri Dutilleux, Charles Wuorinen, John Zorn, Beat Furrer, George Perle, and George Crumb, and performed with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae and the New York New Music Ensemble. He is a member of the Talea Ensemble, the Knights, and the piano duo Quattro Mani.