Stephen Gosling, pianos Stephen Gosling, pianos

Energetically committed to the music of our time, pianist Stephen Gosling is a member of the New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso, Columbia Sinfonietta, and Ne(x)tworks. He is additionally a frequent guest artist of many other groups, including the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus, American Composers Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Speculum Musicae, Ensemble 21, Absolute Ensemble, Continuum, SEM Ensemble, DaCapo Chamber Players, the League of Composers/ISCM Chamber Players, and Da Camera of Houston.
Mr. Gosling moved to New York from England at the age of eighteen to study with Oxana Yablonskaya at the Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. During this time he was awarded the Mennin Prize for Outstanding Excellence and Leadership in Music and the Sony Elevated Standards Fellowship. He was also featured as concerto soloist an unprecedented four times in works by Stravinsky, Schnittke, Schoenfield (whose “Four Parables for Piano and Orchestra” he subsequently performed in Europe with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under Lukas Foss) and Corigliano (conducted by Leonard Slatkin).
Mr. Gosling performed in the New Juilliard Ensemble for three years from its inception, was pianist of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble for three summers, and has been featured in four Summergarden programs at MOMA. He has also performed at the Friedheim Composition Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Chamber Music Society’s “Great Day in New York” festival, the opening of the new Winter Garden in downtown Manhattan (in Daniele Lombardi’s Symphonies for 21 Pianos), and Zankel Hall’s inaugural concert.
Among Mr. Gosling’s recent performances have been the world premiere of John Psathas’s Piano Concerto with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall (featuring works by Alexander Tcherepnin and his students) and Faust-Harrison Pianos (presented by the International Society for Contemporary Music and featuring works for piano and electronics), orchestral piano duties with the New York Philharmonic in works by Leonard Bernstein, and a performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s “Lemma-Icon-Epigram” at the Lincoln Center Festival. Upcoming projects include performances next month of Xenakis and Ligeti with Shen Wei Dance Arts at Het Musiktheater in Amsterdam, a solo recital (March 30th) at Merkin Hall of Brian Schober’s “Manhattan Impromptus,” the premiere of some new piano etudes by Augusta Read Thomas, and performances of solo and chamber works by Milton Babbitt, to celebrate the composer’s 90th year.
Mr. Gosling has made over 30 recordings for Albany, Bridge, Capstone, Centaur, CRI, Innova, Koch, Mode, Morrison Music Trust, Naxos, New World Records, and Rattle Records.