Stewart Goodyear, piano

January 15-17, 2020

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the LA Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer who has performed with major orchestras of the world.

Goodyear began his training at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, received his bachelor’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music, and completed his master’s at The Juilliard School. Known as an improviser and composer, he has been commissioned by orchestras and chamber music organizations, and performs his own solo works.

Goodyear performed all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in one day at Koerner Hall, McCarter Theatre, the Mondavi Center, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. Goodyear’s extensive discography includes Beethoven’s Complete Piano Sonatas (which received a Juno nomination for Best Classical Solo Recording in 2014) and Diabelli Variations, Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3, along with his recently released recording, “For Glenn Gould.”

For his MITM debut, Goodyear will perform Beethoven’s monumental Diabelli Variations—one of the two greatest sets of variations for piano ever composed.

This concert is generously supported by Jon Sigurdson and Lynn Smith in memory of Harold and Norma Sigurdson.