I am a pianist, accordionist, composer and musical comedian. I have a First Class Music BA from Christ Church College, Canterbury.
We were very satisfied. His cooperation and understanding was very good. We are thinking of having him in future events. Some of the keys were a bit high pitched for th group made up of mainly over 60s
Stephen was very punctual and delightfully played Italian music for us as requested! Everyone danced and sang along to the accordian it was such good fun! Mum really was taken by surprise and thoroughly enjoyed every moment! I would book Stephen again ! Also thank you to James for helping me use the web site I have recommended encore to my friends and the social club I belong to. Thank you again
Stephen was great – his music was lovely and he kept to the tone of the event which was fantastic. He was very polite and well presented.
Stephen has a First Class Honours BA in Music from Christ Church College, Canterbury, Kent. He received a Scholarship in Composition for the Screen at the National Film & TV School, Beaconsfield and studied Piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Part-Time Studies with Dr Frank May. He has been a pianist/accordionist for many theatre shows, such as 'Three Men in A Boat' at the Theatre Royal, York, and 'The Madness of George Dubya' at the Arts Theatre; Stephen was a resident pianist at Kettners Restaurant, Soho, from 2002-2008, and has played at many functions and hotels such as the West Lodge Park Hotel, Cockfosters. He has entertained as a musical comedian at many conferences and private functions; his one man comedy show, Ludvig's Van, got Four Stars at the Edinburgh Fringe. He is a professional actor and is represented by Paola Farino. He has composed many scores for TV and cinema, including the 2013 Sundance Festival hit documentary, 'The Moo Man', ' 'The Hunt' for BBC2 (Cultural Prix Italia 1999), two documentaries on Princess Diana for ITV, the Grierson Award-nominated 'The 2000 Year Old Computer' for the BBC (2013), 'The Real Catherine Cookson' (Yorkshire TV), 'Charlotte: A Royal at War' for Luxembourg, British & American broadcast. He trained in Composing for Film at the National Film & Television School, Beaconsfield, England. He has also composed stage musicals, including the British Library's 'Alice Through the Looking-Glass’, a Critics Choice in The Times for its Hampstead production in 2001. Reviews: "a gorgeous musical score of violin and cello by Stephen Daltry — breathtaking in its simplicity, beauty and effectiveness.” (Ken Russell, 30th Oct 2009, The Times, review of 'The Lost World of Mr Hardy') Stephen Daltry’s attractive chamber score... captures the surroundings’ pastoral beauty" (Dennis Harvey in Variety, Feb 4th 2013, review of 'The Moo Man’)
On PIANO : Classical pieces - Debussy, Chopin, Satie, Schumann, Rachmaninoff ; Gershwin and the American Songbook, Fats Waller and Stride piano, Scott Joplin, songs from 1920s -1970s, Beatles, Simon Garfunkel, and many more. Gilbert and Sullivan, Musical Theatre songs. On ACCORDION : French chanson, Edith Piaf, arias from Puccini and Verdi, Tarantellas, (Napolitana etc), Bavarian tunes, music from Fellini films, music from Jacques Tati films and the film Amelie,, and many more; Irish and English folksongs, Latin tangos.
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