Steven Aldredge, M.M.
M240 Creative Arts Center
Steven Aldredge, piano: received his B.M. and M.M. in piano performance from Florida State University (FSU) as a student of James Streem, where he was the graduate teaching assistant in piano. While pursuing his DMA at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Mr. Aldredge studied with Elizabeth and Eugene Pridonoff, and was a graduate teaching assistant in piano. He has competed in numerous national and international competitions (Joanna Hodges Competition, Washington D.C. International), and was one of six national finalists in the MTNA Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Piano Competition, a finalist-alternate in both the Simone Belsky Award International Piano Competition and the MacMahon International Competition.
He has performed extensively as soloist and collaborator both in the US and abroad. Highly sought after as a collaborative pianist, Mr. Aldredge has performed recitals with Stanley Drucker, Charles DeLaney, Claudia Waite, Roderick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, Michele Bettez, Peter Schmidl, and Miriam Kramer, among many others. As a fellowship winner of the Pacific Music Festival, Mr. Aldredge performed a series of collaborative concerts in Japan with the principal members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra (Munich Philharmonic) which were broadcast throughout Asia. Also while in Japan he performed with the Pacific Festival Orchestra. Mr. Aldredge has performed with well-known conductors such as Christopher Zimmerman, Philip Spurgeon, Michael Barrett, and Eji Oue. He was the winner of the concerto competitions at both CCM and FSU, performing as soloist with the orchestras at both institutions. In addition, Mr. Aldredge was the first prize winner of the Florida FSMTA Collegiate Artist Competition for three years in a row (1989-91), the only pianist ever to achieve this distinction. He was the recipient of the prestigious Presser Award as well as the winner of the Burgin Scholarship Competition. He has performed as guest artist on many recital series, most notably the MacDowell Series, The Bay Area Artist Series, The Cincinnati Museum of Art, The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts, the NFA Rising Stars, Shimisu-Cho Pacific Arts Series (Japan), the Artbeat of Israel, and the College Music Society (Midwest ). He is a founding member of the Chiaroscuro Trio (with flutist Jennifer Parker and bassoonist Michael Harley), as well as Tutti Solisti, an international ensemble devoted to the performance of chamber music.
Also receiving acclaim as a composer, his choral setting of The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) was recently published by Colla Voce Publishing (US). Mr. Aldredge has authored many transcriptions of solo piano works for wind/piano duos, including: Nocturnes by Francis Poulenc for Bassoon and Piano; Mouvements (8 morceaux) by A. Scriabin, for Flute and Piano; Deux Ondines by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, for Flute and Piano; Suite in C (from Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 12) by S. Prokofiev, for Piano and Wind Quintet—soon to be published by Prairie Dawg Press; Drei stucke von Faschingschwank aus Wien by R. Schumann, for Horn (or Trombone) and Piano; Quatre morceaux: Barcarolle, Serenade, Andante, and Humoresque by S. Rachmaninoff, for Clarinet and Piano; Trois morceaux: Prelude, Etude tableau, and Polichinelle by S. Rachmaninoff, for Saxophone and Piano; and In memoriam (from Moments Musicaux in B minor) by S. Rachmaninoff, for Cello and Piano.
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