Steinway Artist and virtuoso pianist Stephen Beus has a long list of accolades, including first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Competition, the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, and winner of the Juilliard School Concerto Competition. He has also competed in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
He debuted at Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra and James DePreist playing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3. He has appeared as guest soloist throughout the world, including Gulbenkian Symphony (Lisbon), Oxford Philomusica, the Tivoli Symphony (Copenhagen), the Tbilisi National Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta (Seattle), the Royal Philharmonic of Morocco (Casablanca), and the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland). As a soloist, Beus has performed at Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot (Paris), Merkin Hall, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Central Conservatory (Beijing), Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), the Queluz Palace (Lisbon) and has performed for the Dame Myra Hess and Fazioli Salon series (Chicago), the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York City.
Beus has performed with the Hamburg, Indianapolis, Nashville, Santa Fe, Utah, Fort Worth, Tucson, Yakima, Bellevue, Salt Lake, Eastern Sierra, Corvallis, Jacksonville, Texarkana and Walla Walla Symphonies. Beus has also given recitals across the United States and throughout the world.
In 2006, he also released his debut album, Excursions: Piano Music of Barber and Bauer, on the Endeavor Classics label. His second album, Stephen Beus Plays Griffes and Scriabin, was released in 2007 on Harmonia Mundi. He has also recorded on the Centaur Records label.
He holds a DMA degree from Stony Brook University, AD and MM degrees from The Juilliard School, and a BA degree from Whitman College. He is an assistant professor of keyboard performance at Brigham Young University.
Beus was born and raised on a farm in eastern Washington. He began piano lessons at age five and made his orchestral debut four years later.
Beus is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.