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Stewart Goodyear

Last updated: March 13, 2023

Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished concert pianist, improviser, and composer. He has performed with, and has been commissioned by, many of the major orchestras and chamber music organizations around the world. 

Stewart Goodyear’s discography includes the complete sonatas and piano concertos of Beethoven, as well as concertos by Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Rachmaninoff, and four albums of solo works. His recordings are on the Marquis Classics, Steinway and Sons, Orchid Classics, and Bright Shiny Things labels. 

Highlights of the 2022–23 season are performances with the Nashville, Colorado, Baltimore, and Vancouver symphony orchestras. This summer, he will be performing with the Chineke! Orchestra at Southbank Centre and the Schleswig Holstein Festival, and will be returning to the Grant Park Music Festival. 

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Atmosphere and Mastery

The NAC Orchestra’s new album is part three in a recording cycle that explores the closely intertwined personal and artistic connections between three musical giants: Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

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