STEVEN BAILEY (fortepiano
and harpsichord) is a pianist of wide versatility, performing in and outside the San Francisco Bay Area as soloist, chamber and collaborative keyboardist. He has performed as concerto soloist with the Diablo Symphony, UC-Davis Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, and Magnificat Baroque Orchestra. He is a regular guest as fortepianist on original period instruments at the American Bach Soloists' SummerFest chamber music performances, and performed with ABS in March as co-harpsichordist. He has collaborated with members of the Alexander, Arlekin and Sausalito quartets. He provided live musical accompaniment for SMUIN Ballet's production of "Stravinsky Piano Pieces," was featured on the San Francisco variety program "Mornings on Two" on the FOX Network, and accompanied mezzo-soprano Elza van den Heever in a performance (May 27, 2004) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as part of the Center's "Conservatory Project." Their performance can be seen on webcast at the Kennedy Center website. Mr. Bailey's first solo CD recording, "The Art of the Opera Transcription," features seven virtuosic operatic fantasies and paraphrases composed by the master Franz Liszt. He is the regular continuo player for the San Francisco Bach Choir, and was recording producer and musical editor of the San Francisco Bach Choir's latest CD offering, "Ceremonies and Celebrations," released in December 2002. Mr. Bailey holds a Master of Music degree in Piano performance from Boston University. He teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.