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Stephen Porter

Stephen Porter’s pianism has been described as “superb…invigorating…perfect” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). His solo recitals have been highlighted by performances in Italy and Turkey, as well as at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, and The Palm House and Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis. This past spring Steinway and Sons selected him to present the Art-Case Collection, currently on tour throughout the United States, and his upcoming performances include recitals at The Mansion at Gore Place and The Crescendo Concert Series of St. Charles, Missouri.

Stephen Porter has been on the faculty of Webster University, and has judged piano competitions and given master classes at several schools, including Washington University and this spring at Boston University.  His chamber music performances include concerts with members of the St. Louis Symphony, and with concertmaster David Halen at the invitation of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy.  Mr. Porter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oberlin College, and has a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with Distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music.  His teachers include Peter Takacs, Jacob Maxin and Paul Doguereau, the protégé of Ravel. He is currently on the faculty of Phillips Academy Andover.

This is Stephen Porter’s fifth appearance on the Historical Piano Concerts Series.

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