BIOGRAPHY

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Stephen is a young lyric baritone. In October 2021, he started a Masterstudium in Vocal Performance at the MDW in Vienna, where he works with the coaches Stephen Delaney and Agnes Trieblnig-Csakany, and studies voice with Professor Sebastian Vittucci.

 

In the summer of 2021, he graduated with a Distinction in his MA from the Royal Academy of Music,  where he was the Drapers' de Turckheim Vocal Scholar. He was taught by Nuccia Focile and Jonathan Papp. Stephen was a member of both the Royal Academy of Music's Song Circle and Bach the European concert series.

From 2015-2018, Stephen studied at King's College, Cambridge, where he read classics and was a choral scholar under Stephen Cleobury. After graduating, he freelanced in Berlin for a year.

Recent roles include Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) and Sid (Albert Herring). In July, Stephen sang in a livestreamed concert of Italian operatic arias at the Royal Academy of Music. He was then a Young Artist at Waterperry Opera Festival 2021.

 

Stephen's oratorio and concert performances include Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia and Charpentier’s Te DeumDuring his time at the Royal Academy, Stephen has sung three concerts in the Bach the European series, which were directed by Masaaki Suzuki, Eamonn Dougan and Iain Ledingham.

 

His extensive recital repertoire features Brahms' Vier ernste Gesänge, Butterworth's Six Songs from a Shropshire Lad, Debussy's Trois mélodies de Paul Verlaine, Ravel's Histoires Naturelles, Schumann's Dichterliebe and Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel.