Stephen Raine is an artist who is inspired to bring music to an all-encompassing audience. Born in Durham, UK 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 repertoire, specialising in the study and performance of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
Stephen continues to perform extensively in the UK and abroad and has performed at venues such as Steinway Hall, London and Sage Gateshead Hall 1 to a sold out audience. He has also been broadcast live on the Italian station "Radio Libera Tutti" (RLT) with performances from recitals in Italy. Stephen has also released an album, Live In Recital, containing works of J.S. Bach and Mozart.
Previous highlights include receiving the highest mark 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 also teaches and believes music education is a vital and often overlooked part of the community. His success and growing reputation as a teacher has led to the launch of his own Music School, Steniar Music Education, to help bring opportunities for more music education in London. Stephen frequently organises concerts and recitals for students to promote and encourage performance opportunities in the community.
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"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."
"On behalf of all, can I please pass on 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"
"Thank you so much for playing so well for us last night. We sincerely congratulate you."
"Your performance this afternoon of Bach's Partita in C Minor and Schubert Impromptus at Ripon Cathedral was mesmerising, I wish you all the best for the future"
"Thank you for coming and giving a recital today in Newcastle, the choice of programme was particularly creative and we hope to see you back here soon"