About


Ros Stephen is a violinist and composer based in London.

Ros’s compositions have been published by Oxford University Press, Schott Music Ltd, 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.

As a violinist Ros regularly plays for film, tv and pop recording sessions and works with a wide variety of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and jazz and world music groups. She has performed on BBC television and radio, in West End Theatre, and at concert venues and theatres throughout the UK and Europe. She leads the Sigamos String Quartet, which specialises in collaborations with jazz, pop and world music artists. She is also a founder member of the tango ensemble Tango Siempre. In 2011 she co-created the musical score for the hit West-End show ‘Midnight Tango’, and performed in the show for 3 years.

Ros has a 1st class degree and PhD from Bristol University. She is the author of numerous educational publications including the award-winning “Globetrotters” series (Music Industry Association Best Educational Music Publication 2011), and Violinworks, a comprehensive violin method for older beginners, both published by Oxford University Press. She has also written several books for the Schott World Music Series.

Ros lives in East London with her partner, bandoneonist Julian Rowlands, and their 3 year-old daughter.