Steven Spooner --Steinway Artist Steven Spooner is a prizewinner at each of seven international piano competitions. He was a top prizewinner at both the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the Artlivre International Piano Competition. Spooner has served as guest artist-in-residence at the Paris Conservatory Summer Sessions and has been appointed to the artist faculty of many of the leading summer festivals such as the Colburn Music Academy, Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Musicfest Perugia, the International Institute for Young Musicians, and the Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy in Budapest, among others. He has just been appointed artistic director of the Chicago International Music Competition and Festival. A dedicated and caring teacher of students from around the world, Spooner’s pupils have been named winners of multiple prizes at important international and national piano competitions and enjoy performing and teaching careers of their own. Spooner joined the Peabody Conservatory piano faculty in the 2020-21 academic year.