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Stephen Raine – piano

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Stephen Raine – piano

F Schubert

Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960

  i. Molto moderato

 ii. Andante sostenuto

iii. Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza - Trio

iv. Allegro, ma non troppo - Presto

Stephen Raine is an artist who is inspired to bring music to an all-encompassing audience. Born in Durham, Stephen began studying music at the age of six. 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 graduated from the London College of Music in 2013 with a First Class Honours degree and a Licentiate of the London College of Music (LLCM) diploma in Piano Performance. While studying with Jill Crossland he developed a particular affinity with Baroque repertoire, specialising in the study and performance of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

Stephen continues to perform extensively in the UK and abroad, and has performed at venues such as Steinway Hall, London and Sage Gateshead Hall 1 to a sold-out audience. He has also been broadcast live on the Italian station 'Radio Libera Tutti' (RLT) with performances from recitals in Italy. Stephen has also released an album, Live In Recital, containing works of J S Bach and Mozart. Previous highlights include receiving the highest mark in the 2010 AQA Media Studies A Level out of 51,000 UK candidates, for which he received the top student award in London.

Stephen also teaches and believes music education is a vital and often overlooked part of the community. His success and growing reputation as a teacher has led to the launch of his own Music School, Steniar Music Education, to help bring opportunities for more music education in London. Stephen frequently organises concerts and recitals for students to promote and encourage performance opportunities in the community.
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British pianist Stephen Raine 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 six. 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. 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.