Steven Heyman

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Steven Heyman

Artist-in-Residence, Piano

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T15 Charles Dana Arts Center


Syracuse native and pianist Steven Heyman has appeared in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as concerto soloist throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has appeared in London, Paris, Prague, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Oslo, Montreal, Quebec, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Washington, Salt Lake City, Juneau, Philadelphia, and New York, among others. In New York, he has appeared in Lincoln Center, Columbia University, Carnegie Hall, and as an invited artist for a Juilliard tribute to the late legendary artist/teacher Adele Marcus. He received his education at the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Adele Marcus and at the Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Hans Graf. Heyman has won prizes in over a dozen national and international competitions. As a result of winning the Juilliard School’s Concerto Competition, he appeared with the Juilliard Orchestra in Lincoln Center.

An active performer, he has appeared on nine commercial CD’s, and two of these won SAMMY Awards, a Central New York area music award for excellence in recorded music. The most recent SAMMY was given for Echoes, a CD of new works for viola and piano. In addition, another CD was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Chamber Music Performance. Very active in new music, he has been involved in dozens of premieres, including premieres throughout the U.S., and in Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Several composers have written and dedicated music for Heyman. He played with the Society for New Music for over 25 years and received a special tribute from this organization in 2008.  In the Central New York area, he has an active performing career including being the soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (Symphoria) 28 times over a 45 year period.

Heyman has served as the Artist-in-Residence at Colgate University since 2000 and has appeared as soloist with the Colgate University Orchestra nine times, including works of Beethoven, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Strauss, Franck, Ravel, and most recently Grieg.  He is also an Associate Professor at Syracuse University where he is currently the Chair of the Department of Applied Music and Performance, and has been on the faculty for 29 years.  Recently he was the featured soloist with the SUSO in a Beethoven Concerto under the baton of Leon Fleisher. At SU, he has received the School of Music’s Most Outstanding Faculty Member award. In the summer of 2007, Heyman gave concerts and classes in Beijing and Shenyang, China. At the conclusion of a residency at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music, he was appointed a Full Visiting Professor.

Heyman is a Steinway Artist.

BM, MM, & Professional Studies degrees from Juilliard

  • Prize winner in over a dozen national/international piano competitions
  • Grammy Award nominee
  • Numerous CD recordings
  • Active performer in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as concerto soloist