Steven Harlos (b. 1953) finds himself equally at home on the concert stage, in the jazz club, or in the pit of a Broadway musical. He performs regularly in a wide range of roles including concerto soloist, chamber musician, and in contemporary works involving electronics and improvisation. He has performed with such diverse artists as Timofei Dokschutzer, Harvey Phillips, Dick Hyman, Marvin Gaye and Maureen McGovern. In 2010, he played the world premiere performance of Dysfunctional, a piano concerto written for him by American composer and jazz artist Stephen Anderson.
Currently, he serves as staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and as chair of the Division of Keyboard Studies at the University of North Texas. He is also a successful composer–his Sonata Rubata for flute and piano is published by Southern Music Company, and Benniana, his jazz sonata for clarinet and piano is gaining worldwide popularity.