Stephen Cera: Writer, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, The Wall Street Journal, Producer, CBC Radio
Stephen Cera has had a versatile career as a pianist, critic, concert programmer, and CBC radio producer. Seven years as Music Critic of the Baltimore Sun followed five years’ writing for the Los Angeles Times. His commentaries have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Congressional Quarterly, and Musical America, and other newspapers, magazines and websites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. As a producer, he developed eight CD projects for CBC Records, one of which won a Financial Post Award for Business in the Arts. Later, during a decade as Artistic Director of the concert season at the Ford Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, he organized seasons of recitals and concerts by many of the foremost instrumental and vocal artists and ensembles. Stephen was Music Supervisor for the feature film, The Gospel of John, a UK-Canada co-production starring Christopher Plummer. The soundtrack, on Varèse Sarabande, was blessed with fine reviews in Gramophone and Billboard magazines.