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 has performed regularly in London’s West End (Midnight Tango; Sinatra at the Palladium; Pinocchio and Hadestown at the National Theatre; depping on Miss Saigon and Top Hat). She has performed live on BBC TV and Radio, including playing solo on Strictly Come Dancing and Radio 3’s “In Tune’, and recorded for 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 does regular remote recording sessions for composers around the world.
Ros is also passionate about 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 violin method for young children for Schott Music Ltd.
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.