Read more about Steven’s current work at https://www.steven-berryman.com/about
Notable performances include a movement from his String Quartet by the Elysian Quartet (Dartington International Summer School, Advanced Composition Course with David Matthews 2005) and a commission from South West Music School, “Wandered Mind” (2010). ‘Cypher’ (2010) was selected by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales for performance in their Welsh Composers Showcase and was conducted by Jan Van Steen at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay in 2011. Also in 2011 North London Collegiate staged his musical ‘Juniper Dreams’ written with Deborah Gibbs. Opera Holland Park asked Steven to transcribe Donizetti for a dance performance, ‘Dance Holland Park’ in June 2012. Theatre work has included music for Jamie Zubairi’s ‘Unbroken Line’ (Ovalhouse 2012) and ‘Corpo: Lixa da Alma’ (Cena Internacional Brasil, Rio de Janerio, 2012). ‘Versa est in Luctum’ was performed in Washington, D.C. January 2013 as part of New Voices @ CUA Festival.
As a tenor Steven has studied with Ian Caley since 2013 and attended National Opera Studio Opera Intensive Course 2014. He has performed in operas with Oxford & Cambridge Musical Club (Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement and Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute) and with Harrow Opera. As a Fellow for the Teach Through Music programme (2014-15) Steven was coached by Mary King as part of an artist-collaboration.
Steven has taught Music since 2004 and will be Director of Music at City of London School for Girls from September 2015, having previously taught at the North London Collegiate School and the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music. Steven has examined and moderated for GCSE and A-level Music, and recently written contributions to forthcoming publications from Rhinegold Education and Ashgate Publishing (2016). For Keynote Educational Steven has lead courses on outstanding teaching and spoken at conferences for A-level Music students. Steven is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art.
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[…] Steve Berryman, writing for icareifyoulisten.com, reviewed The Body Electric concert which featured my piece “Nowdrifts for solo bass clarinet and fixed media… this piece opened with breath sounds, blowing through the instrument… Delicate conventional bass clarinet sounds slowly emerged, yet the fixed media was always in the foreground and often disguised [Richard] Haynes’ playing. The ending, a low sustained note with an unexpected twist to a short note, was uncoloured by the pre-prepared media and as such it made this solo note even more poignant.” […]