Stephanie is founding a new ensemble called Orchestra Rheia, a London-based group of highly talented musicians who will give their first public performance at St Giles Cripplegate on the 31st May 2019, 7.30pm. The program will consist of Brahms’s colossal Ein Deutsches Requiem, alongside J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. We are lucky to have two hugely-talented young violinists with us to perform the Bach, Katya Tsukanova and Sara Dragan. In addition to this, Lauren Fagan, Australia’s representative for Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, and Theodore Platt, recent winner of the Lies Askonas Competition in 2018, will be joining us as the soloists for Brahms’s vocal masterpiece.
Thrilled to be talking to the amazing Sean Rafferty on In Tune on 4th March
After months of planning I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be joining Petroc Trelawney on BBC Radio 3 for International Women’s Day to discuss some of my favourite women composers! Tune in at 8am on the 8th March
It has been announced today that 19-year-old British violinist and conductor Stephanie Childress has been signed to HarrisonParrott Artist Management, in London – for worldwide management representation
STEPHANIE WAS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LAUNCH OF JOSHUA KANE’S NEW COLLECTION
“Childress’ command of her orchestra brings verve, bite and gravity to the score’s darker moments, while exulting merrily in its racier passages, and the sheer musicality of this production is another of its strengths.”
Full review from Charlotte Valori at Operissima.org >
“From the moment [Stephanie] entered the Chapel she commanded the orchestra with such poise and energy that it was truly impossible to believe she was only eighteen years of age.”
Full review from Sarah Collins at Varsity.co.uk >
Stephanie conducted Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at Cambridge University’s St. John’s College Chapel on October 27th, 2017.
Watch a preview for this exclusive concert:
“In an interview with Alina Khakoo, co-founder of Girl Talk, Stephanie Childress talks about her abandoned ice-skating career, being at one with her … violin and working out her next move.”
Full interview with Alina Khakoo at Cambridgegirltalk.co.uk >
In July, 2017, Stephanie Childress was the Artistic Director for the Young Virtuosi Summer Classical Music Festival held in the south of France. This was the 10th consecutive year of the festival and Stephanie has played solo violin and ensemble performances in all previous festivals. Her role as Artistic Director was to source the musicians and determine the repertoire. This year 9 musicians, including a Baritone and Mezzo-Soprano thrilled audiences in 7 different concert venues in Medieval churches in villages in and around the town of Limoux. Each concert featured different pieces and ended around 11pm with standing ovations and calls for encores!