British pianist Stephen Raine is an imaginative artist who is motivated to bring classical 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. He graduated in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and a Licentiate of the London College of Music (LLCM) diploma in Classical Piano Performance.
"I have heard many people say they are too 'intimidated' or 'lack enough knowledge' to attend a concert... I am drawn to the juxtaposition of playing old music in a present day environment; to highlight that music is timeless, and to find new audiences, bringing music to more people.
Music should be enjoyed by anyone and everyone freely, with no strings attached."