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Stephen Kovacevich


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Stephen Kovacevich has had a long and distinguished career as a concert pianist and is particularly renowned for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. A native of Los Angeles, his international reputation has been built both on his concert appearances and the highly acclaimed recordings he has made throughout his career.

Mr. Kovacevich’s recent and upcoming engagements in North America include appearances with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Houston, Detroit and Indianapolis symphonies; the Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; and recitals in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Toronto and New York’s Metropolitan Museum.

Abroad, Stephen Kovacevich regularly appears with the major orchestras in the UK and on the continent, at the most prestigious summer festivals including Verbier, Edinburgh and the Proms and in recital in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne and Geneva. He also frequently tours throughout Australia and Japan. As a tribute to his interpretations of the works of Beethoven, Mr. Kovacevich was recently featured in a six-concert series “Kovacevich, Beethoven and the Piano” which was produced in collaboration with the Harrods International Piano Series, the London Philharmonic and the South Bank Centre.


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  • Cynical_Man

    He is the one who plays Beethoven's Sonanta No. 17 the way it is supposed to be played.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • MacroMono

    A true artist! I love when he plays Brahms! It´s so profound, like his Beethoven !

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kiki_096

    I absolutely love Kovacevich's piano playing... No one else plays Beethoven with the same energy and passion as he does.

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • doug_glad

    I like his performances of Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms : tremendous !

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • piano_kiki

    Fantastic pianist, I heard many times in Paris and everywhere !

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • AnneChovie

    This guy is great, his Beethoven is totally world class. I have many of his recordings & I want more!

    25 Feb 2010 Reply

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