Stephanie Childress is a conductor and violinist who is distinguishing herself as one of the most interesting and versatile musicians of her age.
She has participated in masterclasses with Sir Mark Elder, Sian Edwards, Neil Thompson, Nicolas Pasquet, Colin Metters and Martyn Brabbins with the BBC NOW. In August 2018, Stephanie was chosen to participate in the Royal Philharmonic Society’s first ‘Women Conducting Opera’ masterclass, held at the National Opera Studio.
She led the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2015, and as part of their summer concert series play-directed the premiere of Tansy Davies’ Re-Greening. She also led the Balsom Ensemble, a group of professional baroque players, for trumpeter Alison Balsom’s tour of Germany in December 2016. In 2017, she was appointed as the artistic director of the tenth Young Virtuosi Summer Classical Music Festival. read more