Lubin, Steven, esteemed American pianist and fortepianist; b. N.Y., Feb. 22, 1942. After initial piano training, he studied philosophy at Harvard Univ. (B.A., 1963). He then continued his piano studies at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (M.A., 1965), where his mentors included Rosina Lhévinne and Beveridge Webster, and studied musicology at N.Y.U. (Ph.D., 1974). He made his N.Y. debut in 1977. In 1978 he organized the Mozartean Players, a chamber ensemble devoted to presenting period instrument performances; subsequently he toured with them throughout the U.S. He was equally adept in projecting discriminating interpretations of the Classical and Romantic keyboard repertoire, using the keyboard of the fortepiano modeled after the 1800 type of instrument.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire