British pianist 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.
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. 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 including Sage Gateshead and has performed as guest at the 40 Fingers International Music Festival in Rome. Stephen has worked at IMG Artists - London, assisting in the management of artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell and Freddy Kempf. Stephen has been broadcast live on the Italian station "Radio Libera Tutti" (RLT) with performances from recitals in Italy. He has also performed around the UK including solo and concerto performances, and in 2016 released his first album, Live In Recital.
Stephen Raine actively teaches both children and adults of all abilities and has a reputation of delivering a top quality music teaching service in both performance and music theory. Stephen also prepares students for ABRSM and LCM exams and all students consistently achieve excellent exam results. Stephen frequently organises concerts and recitals for students to promote and encourage performance opportunities in the community.
Stephen is devoted to music and tailors his teaching to each individual in a friendly, nurturing and professional environment. Stephen is fully DBS checked and is a member of ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).
Stephen studied at the London College of Music with:
- Jill Crossland (student of Paul Badura Skoda)
- Jeremy Davis
- Andrew Zolinsky
- BA(Hons) Music Performance (London College of Music, 2010 - 2013)
- Licentiate of the London College Of Music (LLCM) Piano (London College of Music, 2013)