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Stewart Goodyear
Stewart Goodyear's Masterclass Young Pianist Beethoven Competition
The Young Pianist’s Beethoven Competition is named after Celia Mendez, a piano teacher and musicologist formerly from San José, California, who conceived of and founded the competition in 1987. In the spring of 2007, the Executive Board of the American Beethoven Society unanimously voted to name the competition after her in honor and recognition of her inspirational work in support of Beethoven’s music and the many fine young pianists and their teachers throughout the state.

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles 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. Mr. Goodyear has performed with major orchestras of the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and many others. His discography includes Beethoven’s Complete Piano Sonatas (which received a Juno nomination for Best Classical Solo Recording in 2014) and Diabelli Variations for the Marquis Classics label, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3, both released to critical acclaim on the Steinway and Sons label.

Apr 18, 2021 02:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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