Born in 1943, Richard Goode is an American classical pianist, especially known for his interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven. He has made many recordings, including several Mozart Piano Concerti with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the music of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Bach. Goode was the first American-born pianist to record the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Currently a Co-Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival with Mitsuko Uchida, Goode has worked with several chamber-music partners including Dawn Upshaw, Richard Stoltzman and Alexander Schneider. He performed as one of the participating pianists at Bosendorfer Festival in the winter of 1976, which was a concert that served as a benefit for The Kitchen, conveying the breadth of expression possible with piano. For more information please visit