TFAC says ‘hello’ to new Steinway piano

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tryon Fine Arts Center invites the public to celebrate the new Steinway Concert D piano with a free public concert on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. Michael Jefry Stevens, a noted pianist with a regional and international following, will perform a wide selection of works.

Pianist/Composer and “Steinway Artist” Michael Jefry Stevens performs extensively in Europe, Latin America and North America. He received his Master of Arts degree in Jazz performance and composition from Queens College in NYC. He has released over 80 CDs, composed over 340 works for large and small ensembles, and has performed and/or recorded extensively with many of the top names in Jazz including Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Oliver Lake, Han Bennink, Valery Ponomarev, Cecil Bridgewater, Matt Wilson, Mark Feldman, Leo Smith, Gebhard Ullmann, Gerry Hemingway and many others. Michael was voted WNC “Best Composer” in 2016 and was a 2017 recipient of a Regional Arts Project Grant. Michael currently resides in Black Mountain, N.C. and teaches both privately and at the Asheville Music School.

Mr. Stevens will perform blues, ballads, and bassa novas at the Oct. 22 concert—a whimsical take on the classical “Three B’s” of Bach, Brahms, and Beethoven. The community is invited to enjoy this free afternoon of music, and give the Steinway a welcome to remember.

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Tryon Fine Arts Center gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Tryon Concert Association and its members in making possible the acquisition of our new Steinway D.

More information on Sunday’s concert is available at or by calling TFAC at 828-859-8322.

– submitted by Michelle Fleming