“A transcendent experience” [Beethoven Op. 111]NEW YORK ARTS

“A revelation…simply spellbinding” [Debussy Images I & II]
BOSTON MUSIC INTELLIGENCER

“The sound was pure magic…disturbingly beautiful” [Schubert D. 960]EARLY MUSIC AMERICA

“The most exciting and appropriate version of the Appassionata”SLATE MAGAZINE


News/Concerts

Research Artist  2022-2023Texas A&M University – Central Texas

NEW CONCERT VIDEO
Beethoven and Buddhism: The Final Piano Sonatas
Live from San Francisco
https://youtu.be/SQGYB8nnUko

NEW CONCERT VIDEO
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 110
Live from Palomar College, California
https://youtu.be/KLuUEYl1BVc

Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds
January 22, 2023
with the Wind Faculty of Phillips Academy
Andover, Massachusetts

Texas A&M University – Central Texas
February 2, 2023
Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven
INFO: https://www.tamuct.edu/registrar/academic-calendar.html#event=75681166;instance=20230202113000?popup=1

Recital with Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
September 24, 2022
The La Grua Center ~ Stonington, CT
Schumann, Brahms, Faure, Bonds
INFO: https://lagruacenter.org/events/music-matters-immortal-dreams/

Old First Concerts – San Francisco, CA
Beethoven and Buddhism
October 23, 2022
Beethoven:  Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110, 111
INFO:  https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org/performance/stephen-porter-beethoven-and-buddhism-sunday-october-23-at-4-pm/

Texas A&M University and Temple College
April 28-29, 2022
Beethoven:  Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110, 111
INFO: Stephen Porter Poster

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Recordings

BEETHOVEN AND BUDDHISM:  The Final Piano Sonatas
Live from San Francisco
https://youtu.be/SQGYB8nnUko

BEETHOVEN:  Piano Sonata Op. 110
Live from Palomar College, California
https://youtu.be/KLuUEYl1BVc

SPIRITUEL – The Liszt Concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEvJsEkDet0&t=52s

Buckley Recital Hall – Amherst College
Mendelssohn chamber music
https://youtu.be/yJL47IMises

Live from San Francisco
Beethoven, Four Premieres, Debussy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSfkyOqTOnY

Texas A&M University – Central Texas
Recital and Keynote Address – excerpts
Rachmaninoff, Granados, Janacek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em6Ci_Ga21E

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Biography

Stephen Porter has appeared internationally as a soloist at venues that include the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden, the Sala Villa-Lobos at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Albert Long Hall in Istanbul, LSO St. Luke’s with the Amadeus Orchestra of London, Sarajevo as the featured soloist of the Bosnia International Music Festival, the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden, and the Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, Italy.  He is a four-time artist resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and is currently Research Artist at Texas A&M University in Central Texas.  This season he performs with two Grammy Award winning soloists, mezzo-soprano Krista River and bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

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Press

“The Bach-Busoni Chaconne was invigorating, and the perfect sendoff to intermission”
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
“The challenges of Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B minor were easily met by Porter”
BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
“A powerful revelation…as if the voice of the composer were speaking to us” [Debussy 24 Preludes]
NEW YORK ARTS
“A compelling and moving performance” [Schubert D. 960]
BERKSHIRE REVIEW

Contact

For information:
[email protected]

To contact Stephen directly:
[email protected]

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