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.