Steven Bailey is a pianist of wide versatility, performing in and outside the San Francisco Bay Area as soloist, chamber and collaborative keyboardist.
In addition to being the regular accompanist for the San Francisco Bach Choir, Steven has performed as concerto soloist with Symphony Parnassus, 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 was recently the musical director for San Francisco Parlor Opera’s production of Gounod’s “Faust” and looks forward to directing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” for them. He has collaborated with members of the Alexander, Arlekin and Sausalito quartets, provided live musical accompaniment for SMUIN Ballet’s production of “Stravinsky Piano Pieces” and was featured on the San Francisco variety program “Mornings on Two” on the FOX Network. He teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Steven Bailey’s solo CD recording, “The Art of the Opera Transcription,” features seven virtuosic operatic fantasies and paraphrases composed by the master Franz Liszt.
Steven also frequently ventures into the realm of popular music as Blind Boy Grunt, Bob Dylan impersonator.
Mr. Bailey holds a Master of Music degree in Piano performance from Boston University.