“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

Artist in Residence   February 2024
Cité Internationale Des Arts,  Paris
RECITAL: https://www.citedesartsparis.net/fr/stephen-porter_3

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Research Artist Short Films
Texas A&M University – Central Texas
Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Schubert
WATCH HERE: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq8KOliZFBcZd3-66TjWMrjPTaMx8iHYQ&si=E8h6MrR6-989eGz_

Recital with Krista River, mezzo-soprano
April 14, 2024 ~ Amherst, Massachusetts
INFO: Concert poster

VIDEO
SPIRITUEL – Music of Franz Liszt in Concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEvJsEkDet0&t=52s

VIDEO
BEETHOVEN AND BUDDHISM: The Final Piano Sonatas

Live from San Francisco
https://youtu.be/SQGYB8nnUko

Eglise Saint-Louis en l’Île,  Paris
22 July 2023  8:30pm
Bach/Porter:  “Es ist vollbracht”
Beethoven:  Op. 109, 110, 111
INFO: https://www.citedesartsparis.net/fr/hlm-stephen-porter

Cité Internationale Des Arts,  Paris
26 July 2023  8:00pm  Auditorium
Janacek:  Sonata
Debussy:  Preludes
Martin Skafte:  Preludes (premiere)
PROGRAM:  Programme Stephen Porter
INFO: Ateliers Ouverts 26 Juillet

The Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum
August 26, 2023
Beethoven
INFO: https://nantucket.librarycalendar.com/event/concert-pianist-stephen-porter-0

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Recital with Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
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:  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
Beethoven:  Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110, 111
INFO: Stephen Porter Poster

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Recordings

MARGARET BONDS:  Three Dream Portraits
With Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Live Concert Recording
https://youtu.be/_uhiwqxXy2g

GABRIEL FAURE:  Mirages
With Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Live Concert Recording
https://youtu.be/bjWe22MAaCQ

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

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

BEETHOVEN  Piano Sonata Op. 110
Live from Palomar College, California
https://youtu.be/KLuUEYl1BVc?si=ZXrdW_C5xyQe5rFz

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 six-time artist resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and is currently Research Artist at Texas A&M University Central Texas.  Mr. Porter has performed and recorded 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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