Memorial Hall Library

Stephen Porter: The Romantic Piano: Music of Chopin and Liszt

Stephen Porter

Stephen Porter has appeared as a soloist in London, Sarajevo, Lake Como, Istanbul and Rio de Janeiro, among other cities.  He is a four time artist-resident of the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris, and has been the featured performer of the 8th Bosnia International Music Festival, soloist with the Amadeus Orchestra of London at LSO St. Luke’s, and the guest on NPR's Diane Rehm Show in Washington, D.C.  His concerts in 2018 include the Gothenburg Academy of Music and Drama in Sweden, the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, the Église Saint-Louis en l’Île in Paris, and the historic Old First Concerts in San Francisco.  Mr. Porter’s New York recital of the 24 Debussy Preludes was praised by New York Arts as “a powerful revelation...as if the voice of the composer were speaking to us.”  In the acclaimed biography Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph, author Jan Swafford calls his performance of the Appassionata  “unforgettable.”