Canadian pianist Paul Stewart launched his career in 1981 with a stunning performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Toronto Symphony. Since then he has appeared in concert throughout Canada, the United States (including Carnegie Hall, New York and the Kennedy Center, Washington), Mexico, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. He is a frequent guest-soloist with major orchestras in Canada and abroad, and has collaborated with such artists as James Ehnes, Maureen Forrester, Ben Heppner, Jessye Norman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, and the Leipzig, Prague and Moscow String Quartets. His British début in London’s Wigmore Hall was broadcast by the BBC, and a performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 4 with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra was heard throughout Russia and subsequently released on a bestselling CD. Other recordings include works by Beethoven, Britten, Honegger, Liszt, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schubert and Strauss; for Grand Piano he is currently recording the complete piano sonatas of Nikolay Medtner, a composer he has championed and performed on four continents. Paul Stewart is a Professor of Piano at the Université de Montréal.