Steven Bailey is a pianist of wide-ranging versatility. He has performed extensively throughout the United States as soloist and collaborative musician in repertoire from the Baroque era through the present.
Mr. Bailey has appeared in concert with singers such as Deborah Voigt, Suzanne Mentzer, Frederica von Stade, Elsa van den Heever, Christine Brewer and Thomas Moser. He has performed as concerto soloist with Symphony Parnassus, Diablo Valley Symphony, UC-Davis Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra and Magnificat Baroque Orchestra. Recent engagements have found him in Abu Dhabi, New York City, Boston and Philadelphia, as well as solo performances in San Francisco for the Wagner and Liszt Societies. He has worked and performed with the San Francisco Bach Choir since 1992.
Mr. Bailey regularly performs with American Bach Soloists as guest soloist and continuo organist. He often collaborates with contemporary composers, including Jake Heggie, David Conte, Elinor Armer, John Corigliano, Mark Adamo, Vartan Aghababian and Liam Wade, in premieres and performances of their music. He is a co-founder of the vocal chamber music ensemble CMASH and is featured with CMASH soprano Ann Moss on her CDs “Currents” and “Love Life”, both recorded at Skywalker Sound and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Leslie Ann Jones.
Mr. Bailey holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.M. in Piano Performance from Boston University, where he was a student of Anthony di Bonaventura.