“The Steinway is a benchmark of the highest instrument quality. The tone production, feel, and aesthetics of a Steinway are unparalleled and enable tremendous ease and flexibility of execution. When presented with the opportunity to perform on a Steinway, I am assured that I will be using an instrument with the widest range of expression and color.”
Described by the Toronto Concert Review as “exuding a depth of artistry and sublime musical sensitivity” and noted by the Dallas Morning News for his “rhetorical grandeur, romantic warmth, and surefire technique,” pianist and Young Steinway Artist Christopher Goodpasture has a growing reputation as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral soloist.
Winner of Astral Artists 2019 National Auditions in Philadelphia, Christopher regularly performs in concert venues internationally, including the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), Koerner Hall (Toronto), Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York), Bing Concert Hall (San Francisco), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is a top prize-winner of international competitions across the country including the Washington International Piano Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, Iowa International Piano Competition, Dallas International Piano Competition, and Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Competition for Pianists in New York.
He has appeared with orchestras including the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Oakville Symphony in Toronto, Chamber Orchestra of New York, the Sioux City, Northumberland, and Acadiana Symphony Orchestras, and the Joven Orquesta Leonesa in Léon, Spain.
A sought-after chamber musician, he has collaborated with members of the Takacs, Ysaye, Amenda, and Guarneri string quartets and appeared in performances at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota and Banff Festivals. Most recently, he was a member of the New York-based Ensemble Connect (formerly Ensemble ACJW), a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School and the Weill Institute, emphasizing audience engagement, teaching and performing chamber music.
He studied composition with Andrew Norman, and holds graduate degrees from the Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School, where his teachers included Hung-Kuan Chen, Peter Frankl, Jerome Lowenthal and Christopher Elton. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California and an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, studying with Stewart Gordon and John Perry.
Christopher Goodpasture is a Young Steinway Artist