Steve studied Clarinet and Conducting in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

On graduating in 2002 with a Pg Dip in Performance and BMus(Hons) he was awarded the Principal's Prize for Music in recognition of his numerous contributions to the musical life of the College.

Following his graduation Steve embarked on a career as a freelance performer, teacher and conductor.

 

His appointment as Assistant Director of Music at Badminton School in Bristol established his current reputation as an excellent teacher and educator and he is now Director of Music at Redland High School for Girls. Music at Redland has continued to go from strength to strength and under his direction the schools Chamber Choir have competed in a national choir competition as well as being given the opportunity to perform at a variety of prestigious venues across Bristol, including the Lord Mayor's Chapel the Colston Hall and the Barbican in London.

 

Steve continues to give private Clarinet tuition, with a number of his pupils achieving success in both the National Children's Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

He is also the woodwind tutor for the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and has worked as guest conductor for Gorton Philharmonic Orchestra, High Peak Orchestra and Bristol Chamber Orchestra.

 

In 2007 Steve took up the position of Musical Director of Bristol Male Voice Choir with whom he has worked alongside many famous names including Bryn Terfel. As their Musical Director he has helped bring Bristol Male Voice Choir to its current success as one of the largest and most well-known male voice choirs in the South West. A position he held until December 2014.

 

He is also guest conductor of the Comrades Choir, which has seen him conduct concerts in France, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest.

 

2011 saw Steve become an Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Steve's reputation as an excellent accompanist and charismatic conductor puts him constantly in demand and has seen him travel extensively, performing at many prestigious venues. These include The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, Symphony Hall, St David's Hall, Wembley Arena, The O2 Arena and, most notably, with the Bristol Male Voice Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York.