Stephanie brilliantly led the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in a landmark performance at the BBC Proms of Tansey Davie’s unconducted symphonic work, Re-Greening. The 165 musicians were relying on her to lead, and she played and conducted the orchestra with maturity and presence. ~BBC Radio 3
Stephanie A Sensation! A sensational recital was given at the King’s Lynn Music Society by multi-talented 16-year-old Stephanie Childress. She played with freshness, vitality and pure raw energy. ~Andy Tyler, King’s Lynn News Citizen
As a violinist myself, my heart dropped when I learned Stephanie had chosen the very difficult Obsesson by Ysaye to open her BBC Young Musician performance. But she pulled it off brilliantly. ~Clemency Burton-Hill, BBC Presenter
“Could the orchestra’s poised leader, Stephanie Childress, really be only 15?” – The Guardian
Stephanie has created a fabulous program for her BBC recital, featuring the works fo Ysaye, Faure, Sarasate and Saint Saens. ~Alison Balsom, Musician and BBC Presenter
“One had to marvel at the leader Stephanie Childress’s delicately eloquent solos” – The Times
Stephanie not only has the patience and maturity to work on the technical aspects of the violin, but has great musicality as well. ~Pieter Schoeman, Leader, London Philharmonic Orchestra
“No matter what the competition outcome, it’s safe to say that tonight a new classical music star was born.” ~Clemency Burton-Hill, Presenter at the BBC Young Musician String Finals.