Artist Biography

Steffan Morris

Cello

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Artist Manager: Rhian Williams rhian.williams@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Assistant: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk


* New Artist *

Welsh cellist Steffan Morris is quickly making a name for himself as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Much in demand as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player, he enjoys a very varied career.

In 2010, Steffan moved to Vienna to study the cello under the prestigious tutor Professor Heinrich Schiff at the University of Music and Performing Arts. He is the youngest ever guest principal cello with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and has also been guest principal cello with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Welsh cellist Steffan Morris is quickly making a name for himself as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Much in demand as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player, he enjoys a very varied career.

At 13 years old, Steffan started studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey with distinguished cellist, Thomas Carroll. While a student there he performed as a soloist at many notable venues such as St David’s Hall and Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

At 17 years old, Steffan won the Texaco Young Musician of Wales.

In 2010, Steffan moved to Vienna to study the cello under the prestigious tutor Professor Heinrich Schiff at the University of Music and Performing Arts. He is the youngest ever guest principal cello with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and has also been guest principal cello with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

As a soloist Steffan has performed with Sinfonia Cymru, The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, The Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.  His concert and recital engagements have taken him to Japan, Holland, Germany, Italy, Russia and Austria.

Steffan is Artistic Director of the Nidum Ensemble - a dynamic, diverse and innovative group of young professional musicians who are passionate about bringing chamber music to audiences across the UK. He is also a member of the Marmen Quartet, a group that has enjoyed collaborations with Ensemble 360 and the Sacconi Quartet, a two week residency with Aldeburgh Music and live appearances on ‘Swedish Radio’ and ‘BBC In Tune’. 2016/17 will see recitals across the UK and a reprise of last season’s exhilarating performance of the Mendelssohn Octet together with the Sacconi Quartet.

Steffan lives in London and is a professor at the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Nidum Ensemble: www.nidumensemble.com
Marmen Quartet: www.marmenquartet.com


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28/04/2017

Principal Cellist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the The Tales of Travel 2 concert at BBC Hoddinott Hall in the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 14:00.

16/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

17/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

18/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

19/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

20/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

21/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

22/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

23/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

24/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

25/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

26/06/2017

Concert Tour with the Marmen Quartet in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Ravel, Beethoven 13, Schönberg, Verklarte Nacht, Schönberg String Trio)

29/06/2017

Performs with the Marmen Quartet in Gratham (Haydn Op.77 No.1, Brahms 2)

15/07/2017

Soloist in Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra in St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 19:30.

29/07/2017

Performs with the Marmen Quartet in Wallingford (Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven)

Ludwig van Beethoven Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
Bohuslav Martinů Variations on a Theme of Rossini
Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro Appasionato, Op.43 (The Swan)
Claude Debussy Cello Sonata
César Franck Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major
Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 107, No.1
Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40
Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Frédéric Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65
Gabriel Fauré Après un Rêve
Gabriel Fauré Élégie, Op.24
György Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello
J.S.Bach Cello Suites (BWV 1007-1010)
J.S.Bach Gamba Sonata in G Major, No.1, BWV 1027
Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor
Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op. 99
Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major
Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major, Op. 101
Ludwig van Beethoven Cello Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op.5
Ludwig van Beethoven Cello Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.69
Max Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op.47
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Robert Schumann Fantasy Pieces/ Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Sergei Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.119
Sergei Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19
Zoltán Kodály Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello, Op.8
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5
Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
Bohuslav Martinů
Variations on a Theme of Rossini
Camille Saint-Saëns
Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor, Op. 33
Camille Saint-Saëns
Allegro Appasionato, Op.43 (The Swan)
Claude Debussy
Cello Sonata
César Franck
Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major
Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello Concerto in Eb Major, Op. 107, No.1
Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Frédéric Chopin
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65
Gabriel Fauré
Après un Rêve
Gabriel Fauré
Élégie, Op.24
György Ligeti
Sonata for Solo Cello
J.S.Bach
Cello Suites (BWV 1007-1010)
J.S.Bach
Gamba Sonata in G Major, No.1, BWV 1027
Johannes Brahms
Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor
Johannes Brahms
Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op. 99
Joseph Haydn
Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major
Joseph Haydn
Cello Concerto No.2 in D Major, Op. 101
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op.5
Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.69
Max Bruch
Kol Nidrei, Op.47
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Robert Schumann
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Robert Schumann
Fantasy Pieces/ Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro, Op.70
Sergei Prokofiev
Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.119
Sergei Rachmaninov
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19
Zoltán Kodály
Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello, Op.8

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