As a pianist, Stewart Gordon toured internationally, recording works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, de Falla, to name but a few composers, as well as the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes. He is currently a Steinway Artist and president of the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition.
Three of four volumes of Gordon's new edition of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas (Alfred) are now in print. His DVD recordings include Memorization in Piano Performance and Performance Practice in Late 20th Century Piano Music (Alfred).
He founded and/or adjudicated many prestigious piano competitions, including the William Kapell International Piano Competition, the Savannah (Georgia) Onstage Music Festivals, the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, and many others in the United States and Canada.
Dr. Gordon holds degrees from the University of Kansas (BM and MM) and the University of Rochester (Eastman School) (DMA), as well as a diploma from the Staatliches Konservatorium des Saarlands (France). He studied under Olga Samaroff, Walter Gieseking, Cecile Genhart, and Adele Marcus. Stewart Gordon has received numerous awards for his lifetime of distinguished achievements in the field of music.