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Stephen Porter

 Stephen Porter, piano

In the past season, pianist Stephen Porter has given two acclaimed New York recitals, and his playing is called “a powerful revelation” by New York Arts, “as if the voice of the composer were speaking to us.” He has had the great pleasure of performing regularly at the Frederick Collection since 2002 (the present concert is his eleventh appearance on the series) and the press has praised his recitals on historical instruments.  His Schubert performances have been described as “compelling and moving” (Berkshire Review), “superb” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) and “pure magic...disturbingly beautiful” (Early Music America).  In the acclaimed new biography, Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph, author Jan Swafford calls Mr. Porter’s performance of the Appassionata on a Frederick Collection instrument “unforgettable.”

Stephen Porter’s international solo appearances include performances at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Sala Villa-Lobos at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, the LSO St. Luke’s concert hall in London with the Amadeus Orchestra, the Rockefeller Foundation at Lake Como, and in Sarajevo as the featured soloist of the Bosnia International Music Festival.

For more information, please visit his web site at  www.stephenporterpiano.com .