"On behalf of our Provincial Grand Master, can I please pass on his personal thanks for your time and amazing talent on Sunday night. The feedback on the evening has been outstanding and all positive. It really gave us the start I wished for."

John Thompson, Durham 2021 Festival Director

"Congratulations with all my heart for your exceptional performance to day in Brighton"

Liliane, Watercolour painter

​"Thank you so much for playing so well for us last night. We sincerely congratulate you."

​Audience Member


Stephen Raine is an artist who is inspired to bring music to an all-encompassing audience. Born in Durham, Stephen began studying music at the age of 6. He first played the Piano Accordion and performed frequently in concerts and festivals throughout his childhood. He began studying the piano after being inspired by hearing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and includes Bach in many of his performances.

Stephen graduated from the London College of Music in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and a Licentiate of the London College of Music (LLCM) diploma in Piano Performance. While studying with Jill Crossland he developed a particular affinity with Baroque and Classical repertoire, specialising in the study and performance of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Previous highlights include receiving the highest grade in the 2010 AQA Media Studies A Level out of 51,000 UK candidates, for which he received the top student award in London.

Stephen has performed in various UK venues such as Steinway Hall and Sage Gateshead. He has also been invited to perform recitals abroad and has been broadcast live on the Italian station "Radio Libera Tutti" (RLT) with performances from recitals in Italy. This season, Stephen continues to perform recitals around the UK, and in 2016 he released an album, Live In Recital, containing works of J.S. Bach and Mozart.

 Please follow Stephen on Facebook @stephenrainepiano and Twitter @raine_stephen.

“Music should be available and enjoyed by everyone, I am seeking to communicate music to any audience in a way that is personal and individual."