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 concert pianist, improviser and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with, and has been commissioned by, many of the major orchestras and chamber music organizations around the world.
Last year, Orchid Classics released Mr. Goodyear's recording of his suite for piano and orchestra, Callaloo and his piano sonata. His recent commissions include a Piano Quintet for the Penderecki String Quartet, and a piano work for the Honens Piano Competition.
Mr. Goodyear's discography includes the complete sonatas and piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as concertos by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg and Sergei Rachmaninov, an album of Maurice Ravel piano works, and an album, entitled For Glenn Gould, which combines repertoire from Mr. Gould's US and Montreal debuts. His Rachmaninov recording received a Juno nomination for Best Classical Album for Soloist and Large Ensemble Accompaniment. Mr. Goodyear's recording of his own transcription of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet), was chosen by the New York Times as one of the best classical music recordings of 2015. His discography is released on the Marquis Classics, Orchid Classics and Steinway and Sons labels. His new album, entitled Phoenix, was released on the Bright Shiny Things label in October 2021, and includes Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Highlights of the 2021.22 season included his Boston debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, return engagements at the 92nd Street Y (recital), Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the Ladies Morning Musical Club (Montreal, Canada), l'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Vancouver and Indianapolis Symphonies, and his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC).