Since his concerto debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has appeared nine times, the Chicago-born pianist Steven Graff has been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards and glowing critical praise. None of these accolades could match the appreciation of Canterbury Choral Society, which is fortunate to have a pianist of such flair accompany us at rehearsals for the last ten years.
Steve is at home on stage, over the airwaves and in the classroom. His appearances on the Nickelodeon Channel and the QE2 enlightened audiences with his interpretive performances, and recent tours of Norway, Japan, Italy, Israel and in cities across the U.S. have thrilled music-lovers everywhere. Please visit his website for his current solo performance calendar and news about CD releases.
A sought-after recitalist and chamber musician, Graff has performed at Weill, Zankel and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Lang Recital Hall and the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Merkin and Alice Tully Halls in New York City and his performances have been broadcast on New York radio stations WQXR and WNCN, and Chicago's WFMT.
Steven Graff studied at The Juilliard School where he received Bachelor's and Master's Degrees as a Petschek scholarship awardee, and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from The Graduate School of CUNY. He currently serves on the faculty at New York's Hunter College and at The Macaulay Honors College of The City University of New York, and is a Steinway Artist.