Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich

Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich

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Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich
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Stephen Kovacevich (b. 1940) is an American pianist and conductor who currently lives in Hampstead Village, London. He was born in California and changed his name to Stephen Bishop (3) when his mother remarried. To avoid confusion with the singer-songwriter and guitarist Stephen Bishop, the pianist started performing as Bishop-Kovacevich in the mid-seventies. Stephen was the third husband of Martha Argerich and in 1975 they had a daughter, film director Stéphanie Argerich (born in Bern, Switzerland).

Debuting as a pianist at the age of eleven, Kovacevich moved to London in 1958 to study with Myra Hess and had been living in the UK ever since. Stephen made a critically acclaimed British debut at Wigmore Hall in 1961, performing Sonata by Alban Berg, Preludes and Fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. In 1967, Bishop gave his first concert in New York. He collaborated with Jacqueline Du Pré, Steven Isserlis, Nigel Kennedy, Lynn Harrell, Sarah Chang, Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Emmanuel Pahud and other prominent musicians, touring in Europe, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and the United States.

As a conductor, Stephen Kovacevich performed with the London Mozart Players, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
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Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich Discography

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CSD 1501 Stephen Bishop* Record Debut(LP, Album) Odeon CSD 1501 UK 1963 Sell This Version
Jacqueline Du Pré And Stephen Bishop* Play Beethoven* Jacqueline Du Pré And Stephen Bishop* Play Beethoven* - Cello Sonatas No 3 In A, Op. 69 / No 5 In D, Op. 102 No. 2 (Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice US 1966 Sell This Version
HQS. 1017 Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop* Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop* - Stephen Bishop Plays Beethoven(LP) His Master's Voice HQS. 1017 UK 1966 Sell This Version
Beethoven* - Stephen Bishop* Beethoven* - Stephen Bishop* - Diabelli Variations (Album) Philips US 1968 Sell This Version
Mozart* - Allegri Quartet*, Stephen Bishop*, Jack Brymer, Patrick Ireland Mozart* - Allegri Quartet*, Stephen Bishop*, Jack Brymer, Patrick Ireland - Stadler Quintet / Kegelstatt Trio Philips UK 1970 Sell This Version
7310 135 Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Colin Davis* Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Colin Davis* - Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 BBC Symphony Orchestra Colin Davis Conductor(LP, Album) Philips 7310 135 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
6500 392 Stephen Bishop*, Ludwig Van Beethoven Stephen Bishop*, Ludwig Van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Op. 31 No. 2 And Op. 31 No. 3(LP, Album) Philips 6500 392 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Mozart* - Stephen Bishop*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* Mozart* - Stephen Bishop*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* - Klavierkonzerte KV 467 Und KV 503 Philips UK 1973 Sell This Version
6500 393 Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich Stephen Bishop Plays Chopin(LP) Philips 6500 393 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Bartók* / BBC Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich* Bartók* / BBC Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich* - The Piano Concertos /Sonata For 2 Pianos & Percussion Philips Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
Bartók* / Debussy* / Mozart* - Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich* Bartók* / Debussy* / Mozart* - Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich* - Untitled (Comp) Philips UK 1977 Sell This Version
Béla Bartók, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Willy Goudswaard, Michael De Roo Béla Bartók, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Willy Goudswaard, Michael De Roo - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Sonata For 2 Pianos & Percussion Philips France 1977 Sell This Version
9500 570 Mozart* - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* Mozart* - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* - Klavierkonzerte KV 466 & KV 488(LP) Philips 9500 570 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Dvořák*, Stephen Bishop*, Members Of The Berlin Philharmonic Octe* Dvořák*, Stephen Bishop*, Members Of The Berlin Philharmonic Octe* - Klavierquintett Op.81 / Streichquintett Op.97 (Album) World Cassette Club Australia 1979 Sell This Version
6542 522 Bartók*, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, Willy Goudswaard, Michael de Roo, Novák Quartet Bartók*, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, Willy Goudswaard, Michael de Roo, Novák Quartet - Sonata For Two Pianos And Percussion / String Quartet No. 6(LP) Philips 6542 522 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
9500 569 Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich* Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich* - Klaviersonaten Op. 101 & Op. 109 = Piano Sonatas, Op. 101 & Op. 109(LP) Philips 9500 569 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
Brahms* - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, Colin Davis*, London Symphony Orchestra* Brahms* - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, Colin Davis*, London Symphony Orchestra* - Klavierkonert Piano Concerto No. 1 (Album) Philips Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
9500 682 Brahms* - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* Brahms* - Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Colin Davis* - Klavierkonzert No. 2(LP) Philips 9500 682 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Piano Concerto No.1 - Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 (Album) Philips Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
6527 175 Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis Beethoven*, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich*, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis - Piano Concerto Nos. 2&4 - Klavierkonzert Nr. 2&4(LP, Album, RE) Philips 6527 175 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
6514 229 Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich Brahms(LP, Promo) Philips 6514 229 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
A66004 Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich - Schubert* Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich - Schubert* - Piano Sonata In B Flat Major, D960(LP) Hyperion A66004 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Brahms*, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich Brahms*, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich - Klavierstücke Op. 119 / Fantasien op. 116 / 3 Intermezzi Op. 117 (Album) Philips Digital Classics Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
412 376-1 Béla Bartók, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich Béla Bartók, Martha Argerich, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich - Sonata For 2 Pianos And Percussion(LP, RE) Philips 412 376-1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
Ludwig van Beethoven, Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres*, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis Ludwig van Beethoven, Orquesta Sinfónica de Londres*, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Sir Colin Davis - Concierto Para Piano N°.5 En Mi Bemol Mayor, Op. 73 "Emperador" (Album) Philips Spain 1985 Sell This Version