attended the City of Norwich School, Lakenham
Junior school, and the Royal College of Music, and studied with Hugh Skeens.
whom he has performed included the Camerata
String Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Norfolk Youth
Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic.
In March 2009,
the LSO presented “Russian Dreams: The Music of Sergei Prokofiev”
at Lincoln Center. The eight-day extravaganza included
all of the Russian master’s symphonies and violin concertos, and his
second and fourth piano concertos.
The LSO were
back home at the Barbican on 1st July 2010 for a Bruch-Bruckner
match-up that included Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G
minor, Op. 26”, with soloist Renaud Capucon, and Anton Bruckner’s “Symphony No.
7 in E”.
April 2011, Stephen returned to the City of Norwich School for a concert in
St. Andrew’s Hall to celebrate his alma mater’s centenary.
performed an all-Sibelius program on 19th October 2011 that
comprised the Finnish composer’s “Symphony No. 2 in D major”
and “Violin Concerto in D minor”.
Stravinsky got similar treatment on 11th May 2012 when the
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra teamed up for the Russian’s Mass. That was followed by his “Violin
Concerto in D major”, with soloist Leonidas
Kavakos, and the complete version of his ballet, The Firebird.
which Stephen appears include: Before the Rain by Lee Oskar; Classikhan, Epiphany, Holst: The Planets, Music of Hope, Symphony No. 1 Inspired by The Lord of the Rings by Johan de Meij and Zappa
Vol. I & II with the London Symphony
Orchestra, and Fresh Aire 8 by Mannheim