Setting the stage for his vibrant presentation of more than 20 appearances to date in 2011, virtuoso composer and concert pianist Stewart Goodyear demonstrated his technical and expressive gusto during concerts in the UK.
On 9 January 2011 GRAHAM RICKSON theartsdesk.com applauded Stewart’s performance with the National Youth Orchestra, led by Kristjan Järvi. Of Mr Goodyear’s delivery of Liszt’s Totentanz in Leeds Town Hall he wrote: “This was riveting, transcendent stuff, and the most uplifting evening I’ve spent in a concert hall for years... Stewart Goodyear’s technique dazzled with every note brightly, clearly audible, and it was a pleasure to see so many of the orchestra grinning...”
Of Mr Goodyear’s rendition of the Totentanz at Barbican Hall, EDWARD SECKERSON of The Independent claimed “Stewart Goodyear took us to hell and back with his powerhouse rendition ... Goodyear’s articulation was precise and steely.”
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Stewart Goodyear: Count Up:
This fanfare was inspired by New Year's Eve, when it is customary to have a countdown from 10 before the commencement of featured events or activities. Stewart’s original fanfare composition commemorates Maestro Jarvi's 10th season with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, as well as the 50th anniversary of WGUC (Cincinnati's classical radio station). Hear the fanfare, Count Up. Imagine being there!