Steven Herbert Smith has performed recitals and concertos throughout the world and has recorded solo recitals for the French, German, and Spanish national radios, Radio 4 Hong Kong, and America’s PBS. His compact discs appear on the Cambria and Innova labels.
He has given many master classes and lecture recitals for universities and teacher associations in the United States and abroad, including the University of Melbourne, Australia, Hong Kong’s Academy of Performing Arts, and Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Academy among others. Recently he has focused on a comprehensive series of recitals of Beethoven’s sonata and other repertoire.
He received critical acclaim for his series of new-music solo recitals, Piano Entente, presented at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and at St. John’s Smith Square, London. Smith was honored in 2005 with the College of Arts and Architecture’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching; previously he won the Teacher of the Year Award of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers’ Association.
His students have won significant national awards, including the Fulbright Scholarship and the Clara Wells Competition of the Matthay Association. In the Music Teachers National Association competitions since 1991, four of his Penn State students have been national semifinalists (Pennsylvania winners).
Steven Smith received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Baylor University and master’s and doctoral degrees from The Eastman School of Music, as well as an Artist’s Diploma from the Mozarteum of Salzburg, Austria, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His teachers included Cécile Genhart and Kurt Neumüller.
Including: Sonata for Piano (L'homme arme); Summer Pieces; Piano Fantasy; Black Raindrops. Steven Herbert Smith, piano.- Capriccio for Piano 4 Hands - Carol Beall and Lucia Unrau, duo-pianists.
Cambria Music, CD1105