2016 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition
Preliminary Round
Van Cliburn Recital Hall

Steven Boyce, 64
Risk manager
New York, New York
United States

Severe tendinitis in both arms curtailed a budding piano career for Steven Boyce, who began studying at 10 and attended Manhattan School of Music. As a result, Mr. Boyce went on to attain an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and to pursue a career in financial services. Currently chief risk officer of broker-dealer services at Bank of New York Mellon, Mr. Boyce returned to the piano in 2013, and was rewarded for his diligent focus: He won first prize at The Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York in 2014, and last year, was a semifinalist at the Boston Piano Amateurs Competition. He enjoys the news of the budding careers of his two children as well as his wife’s expert bread baking and other food explorations. In addition to music-making and risk-avoidance, Mr. Boyce is a tree-lover who teaches a semi-annual program through Trees New York on how to perform basic pruning and tree care.

CHOPIN, Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60