Stephen Goss

s music receives hundreds of performances worldwide each year and has been recorded on over 60 CDs by more than a dozen record labels, including EMI, Decca, Telarc, Virgin Classics, Naxos, and Deutsche Grammophon. His varied output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music, and solo pieces. Steve writes communicative music that draws freely on a number of styles and genres.

Recent work includes several projects with the guitarist John Williams, who has recorded and toured Steve’s Guitar Concerto (2012) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve has also just collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranging his music for guitar. As composer-in-residence for the Orpheus Sinfonia, Steve wrote the Piano Concerto (2013) and the Concerto for Five (2013). Steve has also had his music performed by The Russian National Orchestra, The China National Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Steve’s Albéniz Concerto (2009) for guitar and orchestra was released to great critical acclaim on EMI Classics in 2010.

Other commissions have come from guitarists David Russell, Miloš Karadaglić and several from Xuefei Yang, including chamber works with Natalie Clein and Ian Bostridge. As a guitarist, Steve has worked with Takemitsu, Henze, Peter Maxwell Davies and Elliott Carter and toured and recorded extensively with the Tetra Guitar Quartet, various other ensembles and as a soloist.

Steve is Chair of Composition at the University of Surrey, UK, and a Professor of Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music in London.