St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Stephen Raine - piano

Tuesday, 10 February at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Stephen Raine - piano

Bach 

      French Suite No. 5 in G Major BWV 816

          i Allemande

          ii Courante

          iii Sarabande

          iv Gavotte

          v Bourée

          vi Loure

          vii Gigue

Beethoven 

      Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp Minor Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"

          i Adagio Sostenuto

          ii Allegretto

          iii Presto Agitato

Stephen Raine is a British pianist who is an imaginative artist who is motivated to bring classical 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.


Stephen moved to London in 2010 to study at the London College of Music. 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.


In 2013 Stephen performed in various UK venues and was invited in July to perform several recitals at the 40 Fingers International Music Festival in Rome. In August he began working at IMG Artists - London, being amongst the top level of the classical music industry in terms of both managers and artists. Becoming familiar and confident with the practices of a global artist management agency enriched Stephen's industry knowledge and inspiration.

 

Upcoming engagements will include concerto performances with the 'LCM Camerata' and numerous recitals around the UK. In 2014, Stephen has been broadcast live on Radio Libera Tutti and Vatican Radio with performances from recitals in Italy.


Stephen is an artist who is interested in playing classical music in a modern context and is intrigued by the juxtaposition of playing music that's hundreds of years old in a present day situation. He believes it helps people to remember how timeless this music is and how it can appeal to younger audiences.