Recital in Berlin with Stephen Beus

works of Mendelssohn Bartholdy & Barber


“Stephen Beus… intoned like a veteran, producing a totally professional sound and demonstrating sophistication beyond his years…” - New York Sun

As a result of winning the Juilliard School Concerto Competition 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, the Tivoli Symphony (Copenhagen), the Tbilisi National Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta (Seattle), the Royal Philharmonic of Morocco (Casablanca), the 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.
Commenting on Mr. Beus’ competition success, Fanfare magazine writes: “In some ways Beus doesn’t fit the mold of the typical competition winner. His playing is strikingly original and, despite his youth, 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.”

Concert program

F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Piano Sonata in E major, op. 6
I Allegro con expression
II Tempo di Menuetto
III Adagio e seuza tempo
IV Molto Allegro e vivace

S. Barber
Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, op. 26
I Allegro energico
II Allegro vivace e leggero
III Adagio mesto
IV Fuga: Allegro con spirito

Stephen Beus, piano

52:57 min 2023