Clayton Stephenson made a name for himself as a standout talent this summer at the 2022 Cliburn Competition. His unique voice and captivating stage presence charmed both audiences and critics. On November 30, Clayton returns for a special pop-up concert in the warm, intimate setting inside the Trinity Room at The Post at River East. Join us for this exceptional recital at one of Fort Worth’s coolest venues.

This concert is sold out. Please email [email protected] to join the wait list.



DEBUSSY               “Pagodes” from Estampes

BEETHOVEN         Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

SCRIABIN              Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, op. 30

GERSHWIN/SAY              Summertime Variations

TATUM              Tea for Two

ANDERSON/GENTILE              “Sleigh Ride”

UEHARA               Green Tea Farm

UEHARA              Tom and Jerry Show


About Clayton Stephenson

Growing up in New York City, Clayton Stephenson found musical inspiration in community programs. As he describes it, the “3rd Street Music School jump-started my music education; the Young People’s Choir taught me phrasing and voicing; the Juilliard Outreach Music Advancement Program introduced me to formal and rigorous piano training, which enabled me to get into Juilliard Pre-College; the Morningside Music Bridge validated my talent and elevated my self-confidence; the Boy’s Club of New York exposed me to jazz; and the Lang Lang Foundation brought me to stages worldwide and transformed me from a piano student to a young artist.”

Clayton now studies in the Harvard-NEC Dual Degree Program, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics at Harvard and a master’s degree in piano performance at the New England Conservatory under Wha Kyung Byun. And his accolades along the way have been bountiful: his appearance at the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was lauded for his “extraordinary narrative and poetic gifts” and performances that were “fresh, incisive and characterfully alive” (Gramophone), earning him a spot among the finalists. He has also been named a 2022 Gilmore Young Artist; 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts; Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist; Gheens Young Artist; and Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. He also took home a jury discretionary award at the 2015 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival.

Recent and upcoming highlights of Clayton’s burgeoning career include appearances at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Kissinger Sommer Festival, BeethovenFest Bonn, Ravinia Festival, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and with the Calgary Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta, Colour of Music Festival, Fort Worth, Louisville, and North Carolina Symphony Orchestras. On the 69th U.N. Day, Clayton played with the International Youth Orchestra at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, and he appeared in the “GRAMMY® Salute to Classical Music” Concert at Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium.


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