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Biography

Stephanie Brown has been in demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber music artist since her critically acclaimed New York debut at the 92nd Street Y. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center, and has performed at the White House.

Ms. Brown has appeared with orchestras nationwide, including the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, and the New York String Orchestra. She has performed in Europe with the Berne Symphony Orchestra, the RAI Orchestra of Naples and the Iceland Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared in Central America and Japan as well.

Ms. Brown has toured extensively as a recitalist. In addition to her appearances at the 92nd St. Y and the Kennedy Center, she has performed at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, Shriver Hall in Baltimore, the Phillips Collection and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, the Krannert Center in Illinois, the Gardner Museum in Boston, Kilbourn Hall in Rochester, the Musicale Series in Cincinnati, the Dartmouth College Recital Series, and the Arvada Center in Denver.

Ms. Brown has had a distinguished career as a chamber artist. She has collaborated with such musicians as Jamie Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, Yefim Bronfman, Robert Mann, Alexander Schneider, Peter Serkin, Seymour Lipkin, Joseph Kalichstein, and Sandor Vegh.

She has toured nationwide numerous times with Music form Marlboro. She has appeared at the Spoleto Festivals in Italy as well as in Charleston, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Caramoor Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Seattle Festival and the Grand Teton Festival. She has performed with the Guarneri Quartet, the Galimir Quartet. the Concord Quartet, the Mendelssohn Quartet and the Ridge Quartet. In New York, she has appeared regularly at the Metropolitan Museum, Alice Tully Hall, Chamber Music at the Y, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Bargemusic. She also has performed at the Library of Congress in Washington, Dumbarton Oaks, the Boston Chamber Music Society, as well as with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble in New York.

Ms. Brown made her recording debut for the Musical Heritage Society with solo works of Brahms and Franck. She recorded the complete Brahms Piano Quartets on the Vanguard label with Alexander Schneider, Leslie Parnas and Walter Trampler. Her recording with Jaime Laredo of the complete Schubert works for violin and piano was released on the Dorian label to wide critical acclaim.

She is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at Purchase College Conservatory of Music and served as Head of the Piano Department from 1997-2007.

Stephanie Brown is a graduate of the Julliard School. Her major teachers were Rudolf Serkin, Leon Fleisher, and Ania Dorfmann. As a young child, she had technical training with Jeaneane Dowis, one of the leading assistants of Rosina Lhevinne. She has coached with Alfred Brendel on works of Beethoven and Schubert. She also studied theory and Schenkerian analysis with the noted theorist, Carl Schachter.

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