Critically Acclaimed Canadian Pianist Stewart Goodyear to Perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 am

Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer. Goodyear will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”- known for its virtuosic style and wide dynamic ranges - with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on January 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater.

Goodyear began his musical training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and later went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with legendary pianist Leon Fleisher. He then received his master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Mr. Goodyear has performed with major orchestras all over the world including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Following Beethoven’s heroic Piano Concerto No. 5, Maestro Giordano Bellincampi will conduct Brahms’s radiant Symphony No. 2 on Friday and Saturday evening. “This is a great concert to attend if you’re looking for an experience to start your year off on the right note. The dazzling Beethoven’s Emperor coupled with Brahms’s Second and its ability to draw you into the music from the very first notes will leave you feeling uplifted and refreshed.” said Felecia Kanney, Director of Marketing for the Toledo Symphony.

Two performances of Beethoven’s Emperor will take place January 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater. Tickets to these performances are available at or by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office.

For more information, please contact Felecia Kanney, Director of Marketing for the Toledo Symphony at

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