Steven Lubin  pianist and fortepianist

Curriculum Vitae


Harvard College, B.A. '63, major: philosophy
Juilliard School, masters '65, major: piano
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Ph.D. in musicology, 1974

Studied piano with Lisa Grad, Nadia Reisenberg, Seymour Lipkin, Rosina Lhevinne,
Beveridge Webster; Viola studies with Florence Nicolaides


Professor, Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, 1975–present
Assistant Professor, Head of the Graduate Theory Program, Cornell University, 1970-75
Lecturer, Vassar College, 1969-70
Instructorships, 1964-69: New York University, Queens College, Aspen Music School
Teaching Fellow, Juilliard School, 1964-5

Concert Career:

Debut, Carnegie Recital Hall, 1977
Tours in 35 of the United States and Canada, Mexico, England, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Finland, Ukraine, Australia: 1977–present
Solo appearances: Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, New York; The Barbican Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, London; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Musikverein, Vienna; Philharmonic Hall, Odessa; Auditorio de Zaragoza, Spain; Kennedy Center, Meyerson Hall, Severance Hall, Ordway Theater, Davies Hall, Ambassador Theater; Festivals: Ravinia, Mostly Mozart, Mainly Mozart, South Bank, Lufthansa, La Roque d'Anthéron, Tage alter Musik, Espoo, Utrecht, Colmar, Aranjuez; Orchestras: National Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Academy of Ancient Music, Il Fondamento, Wiener Akademie
Five-year multi-concert series, The Metropolitan Museum, New York
Soloist in Man and Music, monumental cultural series for British television, 1986

Recording Career:

20 CDs
For Decca: The five Beethoven Piano Concertos with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music; Beethoven Sonatas (Pathétique, Moonlight, Tempest), Schubert Trout Quintet, Mozart's Concert Aria K.505, Schubert Songs
For Arabesque: Four Mozart Piano Concertos and the Haydn D-Major Concerto as soloist and conductor, with The Mozartean Players Classical Orchestra; chamber works of Haydn, Mozart
For Harmonia Mundi USA: the complete trios and piano quartets of Mozart, the complete trios of Schubert, other chamber works of Beethoven, Brahms
For Classical Soundings: Two Mozart Piano Concertos with The Mozartean Players Classical Orchestra


Techniques of Development in Middle-Period Beethoven, Ph.D. Dissertation, NYU, 1974
Trazom's Visit, The Music Journal, Fall, 1979
Mozart Must Have Thwacked Out Octaves, Too, The New York Times, Sunday Arts and Leisure, April, 1982
Master Class: Mozart's K.332/II, Keyboard Classics, March/April, 1984
Artist's Life, (On Chopin's Sonata No.3) Keynote, August, 1984
Was Mozart Childlike? Ovation, January, 1986
The Art of the Cadenza, Keyboard Classics, May/June 1988
Authenticity Briefly Revisited, Early Music America Magazine, Spring, 1991
Can Mozart Really Make it in the Big Time?, Keyboard Classics, July/August, 1991
Schubert's Piano, Keyboard Classics, March/April, 1993
Classical Recitals Are Not a Mistake, Keyboard Classics, November/December, 1994
Was Bach Divine?, Keyboard Classics, Spring, 1999
Transforming Reheard Themes: Brahms and the Legacy of Beethoven's Ninth, The American Brahms Society Newsletter, Spring, 1999
Accompanying Schwanengesang, Chapter in: A Companion to Schubert's Schwanengesang, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000
Postmodernism and Early Music, Early Music America Magazine, Winter, 2002-3
Anachrophobia, Early Music America Magazine, Spring 2006

Lectures and Master Classes (some recent auspices):

Fermilab, Batavia, IL, lecture series
Lincoln Center, concert lectures
The Juilliard School, New York
San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival, CA
University of Washington, Seattle
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Beethoven Festival
University of Idaho, Boise
Espoo Festival, Helsinki, Finland
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Chamber Music America, National Conference, New York
Aston Magna Festival, Rutgers College, NJ
Beethoven Society, San Jose, CA
Caramoor Festival, Katonah, NY
Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Houston, TX
UCLA Music Department, Los Angeles
Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C.
Simon-Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
Université de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick
Reed College, Portland, OR
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Cornell University, Music Department
UCSB Music Department, Santa Barbara, CA
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
PianoSummer, SUNY, New Paltz, NY
Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore
Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Harvard University, Class of 1963 Reunion

Scholarly Presentations:

The Structure of Beethoven's Middle-Period Development Sections, AMS chapter meeting, Vassar College, 1967
The Tristan Prelude: An Old Approach, AMS national meeting, Chicago, 1972
Modulatory Strategies in Beethoven, AMS national meeting, panel, Houston, 1974
Keyboard Textures in Haydn's Trios, Haydn Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1985
Period-Performance Issues in Haydn's Keyboard Music, Haydn Conference, panel, Smith College, 1990
Mozart's Transitions, Mozart Bicentennial Conference, Lincoln Center, 1991-2
Schubert's Keyboard Music and the Piano of his Time, Schubertiade, 92nd-Street Y, 1993
The Timeliness of Early Music, Chamber Music America, national meeting, NYC, 1996
Schubert's Late Style, Schubertiade, 92nd-Street Y, 1997
Beethoven's Middle-Period Developments, Beethoven and the Creative Process, International Conference, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 2003
Lecture: Mozart's Tonal Routes —
Princeton University, AMS Chapter Meeting
New York University, guest presenter, Symposium in memory of Jan LaRue
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
University of Calgary, Alberta
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY