Bio

Steven is a British tenor studying at the Royal College of Music under David Rendall and Alison Wells. He is studying on the Master of Performance course at the Royal College of Music, generously supported by the HR Taylor Trust. Steven has performed throughout the West Midlands and London, as well as on television and radio. Recent credits include English Eccentrics with British Youth Opera (Tenor quartet), Ferrando and Jaquino in RCM Opera Scenes as well as performing several oratorios throughout the UK. This season, Steven will be performing in the Longborough Festival Opera as a member of the ensemble for Fidelio and Tristan & Isolde, and the role of 'Middle Son' in Judith Wier's The Vanishing Bridegroom with British Youth Opera.

Steven first trained in piano at age 14 and was awarded a place at Birmingham Conservatoire to study piano at age 18 on the BMus(hons) course. Steven studied piano with concert pianist Victor Sangiorgio and took part in masterclasses as a solo and chamber musician given by Margaret Fingerhut, Malcom Wilson, John Thwaites, Phillip Martin, The Schubert Ensemble, The Mozart Players and the Maggini Quartet. Steven also studied Harpsichord under Douglas Hollick and Fortepiano under Sharona Joshua.

In 2012, Steven co-founded the Vellen Ensemble piano trio. Steven performed with the ensemble throughout the West Midlands and London, leading to entering competitions and recording an album of classical chamber music by Mozart and Haydn. The album is available at all leading online digital stores.

Steven had always had a passion for opera and vocal repertoire and In his final year of undergraduate studies, undertook voice lessons with Gordon Sanderson after being further inspired into the world of singing through accompanying many singers during his degree. This lead Steven to audition for the Philharmonia Chorus for which he is now engaged regularly on a professional basis performing works such as Verdi’s Requiem, and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe and London

Aside from performing, Steven enjoys teaching and has vast experience in the field. He currently teaches Music Theory at Trinity School, Croydon and has several private piano and voice students.