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Steven Lubin

Professor Emeritus of Music

Steven Lubin, American pianist and fortepianist, has appeared as concerto soloist and recitalist in many of the great halls of the world and has made acclaimed recordings for Decca, Harmonia Mundi USA, Arabesque, and Classical Soundings.

Lubin was named Doris and Carl Kempner Distinguished Professor for 1998–2000, a Purchase College honor that accompanies a competitive two-year senior faculty research award. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard, for lifelong services to the liberal arts and sciences.

He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Harvard and his master’s in piano at the Juilliard School. He earned a PhD in musicology at New York University, with an analytic dissertation on Beethoven. Lubin served as head of the Graduate Theory Department as a professor at Cornell University and has also taught at Vassar College and the Juilliard School.