Metropolis Ensemble Spring Concert 2008

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Steve Beck

" of the city's most admired young pianists..." -the New Yorker, Nov. 28th, 2005

American pianist Steven Beck was born in 1978. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where his teachers were Seymour Lipkin, Peter Serkin and Bruce Brubaker.

Mr. Beck made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble. Other orchestras with which he has appeared include the New Juilliard Ensemble (under David Robertson), Sequitur, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and the Virginia Symphony.

Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater, Steinway Hall, and Tonic, as well as on WNYC; summer appearances have been at the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Greenwich Music Festival, the Woodstock Mozart Festival, and the Wellesley Composers' Conference. He is an Artist Presenter and regular performer at Bargemusic, and performs frequently as a musician with the Mark Morris Dance Group.

He has worked with Elliott Carter, Henri Dutilleux, George Perle, and Charles Wuorinen, and has appeared with ensembles such as Speculum Musicae, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Manhattan String Quartet, the Pacifica String Quartet, New York Philomusica, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Lyric Chamber Music Society, the Omega Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso, Counterinduction, the East Coast Composers' Ensemble, the Fountain Ensemble, Friends and Enemies of New Music, Lost Dog, and Antisocial Music. He is a member of the new music ensemble Future In Reverse (FIRE) as well as the notorious Knights of the Many-Sided Table. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Monument, and Annemarie Classics labels.

on the program

Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

Piano Concerto

Five Images from Sappho

Sports et Divertissements


meet the performers

Kiera Duffy

Anna Polonsky

Mike Daisey

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meet the composers

Ryan Francis

Maurice Ravel

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Erik Satie

David Bruce


meet the director

Andrew Cyr