May 19th, 2019
5:00pm to 6:00pm
"Mesmerizing... explosive... intelligent... he belongs on the world stage."
-Salt Lake Tribune
Mr. Beus, who holds degrees from Whitman College, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, made his orchestral debut at age nine and has been awarded first prize in numerous national and international competitions, including the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition; the Vendome Prize International Competition, Lisbon; and the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association. Commenting on Mr. Beus' competition success, Fanfare magazine wrote: "In some ways Beus doesn't fit the mold of the typical competition winner. His playing is strikingly original and... he has an interpretive voice all his own... Above all, his playing is so natural as to seem effortless and the sound he produces has extraordinary richness and depth, not quite like anyone else's."
Mr. Beus made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra and James DePreist, playing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3. He has also performed as guest soloist with the Gulbenkian Symphony, Lisbon; Oxford Philomusica; Tivoli Symphony, Copenhagen; Tbilisi National Opera Orchestra; Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle; Royal Philharmonic of Morocco; Vaasa Symphony Orchestra, Finland; as well as with the Hamburg, Indianapolis, Nashville, Santa Fe, Utah, Fort Worth, Tucson, Yakima, Bellevue, Salt Lake, Eastern Sierra, Corvallis, Jacksonville, Texarkana, and Walla Walla Symphonies.
Equally active as a soloist, Mr. Beus has performed at Wigmore Hall; the Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot, Paris; Merkin Hall; Shanghai Oriental Arts Center; Central Conservatory, Beijing; Teatro San Carlo, Naples; Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall; Qμeluz Palace, Lisbon; the Dame Myra Hess and Fazioli Salon series, Chicago; the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, New York City; and has given recitals across the United States, as well as throughout eastern and western Europe and, most recently, China.
A Steinway Artist, Dr. Beus has recorded on the Endeavor Classics, Harmonia Mundi, and Centaur Records labels, and is resident faculty at Brigham Young University.
Join Stephen Beus for a spectacular close to the 2018-19 season!