Steven Neugarten was born in London in 1960. He studied physics at Bristol University, and stayed on doing research after graduating in 1982. In 1986,after 10 yeas without piano lessons, he began studying the piano with James Gibb, both privately and later at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he also studied with Edith Vogel. He was awarded the Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) in 1989. Subsequently he studied with Gyorgy Kurtag in Hungary and London.
Since his professional debut in 1988 Steven has won prizes in several prestigious national and international piano competitions, also performing throughout the UK and in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Norway and Israel. His repertoire ranges from Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven through to Carter, Messiaen, Tippett and Ligeti.
In addition to his work as a soloist, he is very active as a chamber musician and much in demand as a song accompanist. He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and Radio Vaticano.