Ros is a violinist, violist and composer based in London. Her compositions are influenced by classical and world music, mixing live instrumentation with contemporary soundscapes. Her music has featured widely on film, TV and radio. She has written for companies including Gothic Storm, Colossal Trailer Music, JDM Music, Handmade Sounds, Evolving Sound, Motus Music and BMG, and is part of Gothic Storm’s custom composition team. She has also had numerous compositions published by published by Oxford University Press, Schott Music Ltd, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and her music has been performed in West End theatre and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
As a violinist Ros has performed regularly in London’s West End (including Miss Saigon, Midnight Tango at the Aldwych Theatre, Sinatra at the Palladium, and Pinocchio and Hadestown at the National Theatre). She has performed live on BBC TV and Radio, including Strictly Come Dancing and Radio 3’s “In Tune’, and played solo violin on recordings for pop artists including David Gilmour, Brian Ferry and Phil Manzanera. She has performed as a soloist on numerous film and television soundtracks including Barnaby Taylor’s score for Disney’s “Born in China” and Clint Mansell’s score for “Loving Vincent”. Ros works with a variety of orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz and world music groups and performs regularly at St Martin in the Fields with the Trafalgar Sinfonia and the Belmont Ensemble. Ros also does remote recording sessions for composers around the world.
Ros is also passionate about writing educational music. Her series of “Globetrotters” books for Oxford University Press won the award for Best Educational Publication at the 2011 MIA awards, and she is currently writing a complete violin method for young children for Schott Music Ltd.
Recent Film Placements and Albums:
Souvenir UK Trailer:
Sound Design featured in the Countdown Trailer:
Jem & Fix Christmas Advert:
“Intimate” Film Trailer album for BMG Production Music (including tracks featured on the 2018 Oscar Nominations Announcement)
Ros has contributed tracks to these Gothic Storm albums:
Colossal Trailer Music Albums:
Hollywood Land – Tracks 2 (Cut to the Chase) and 4 (Down to the Wire) by Ros Stephen and Nick Tzios.
Epiphany – Beautiful Orchestral (featuring two tracks by Ros Stephen and Nick Tzios)