Chazen Museum of Art


A Concert by Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano

Listen to Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano streamed live at 12:30 pm Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano

Trevor Stephenson, pianist, fortepianist and harpsichordist, is the artistic director of the Madison Bach Musicians ( He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance of 18th-Century Music from Cornell University, where he studied fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson. With his colleague, Norman Sheppard, he has made and refurbished a series of historical keyboard instruments ranging from Italian Renaissance harpsichords to Victorian pianos. He has released fifteen recordings, featuring these historical instruments, on the Light & Shadow label and tours throughout the United States as performer and lecturer--information and tour schedule at  

The fortepiano in today’s concert was made in 2003 by Norman Sheppard of Madison, Wisconsin ( It is modeled on a late 18th-century instrument by J. A. Stein of Augsburg, Germany. This fortepiano has a five-octave compass (FF to f’’’), a Viennese style prell-mechanik action, and leather-capped hammers.

The concert will be broadcast live over the Internet in cooperation with Audio for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public; Chazen Museum of Art members may call 608-263-2246 to reserve seating.

Sunday Afternoon Live at the Chazen is a monthly music concert performed in the museum's Brittingham Gallery III on the first Sunday of every month (except January). Performances begin at 12:30. The gallery seats approximately 100 people; admission is free and first-come, first-served. Please note that Gallery III and the adjacent Gallery II are closed on Sunday before the performances for setup and rehearsal.

The eleven concerts will be streamed live on the Internet. During the concert intermissions, the Chazen director will engage a visiting artist or curator in a conversation about an art display in the museum. These conversations, however, will only be accessible on the Internet.

Photo courtesy of Trevor Stephenson

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