Stephan’s musical life began with piano lessons at the age of four. After an award-winning career through adolescence,
he went on to complete an honours degree in composition and piano performance at the University of Western Ontario.
Subsequent to his degree, he was granted a scholarship to the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, but instead
chose to focus on developing his professional career and signed a publishing contract with Sony/ATV Music at the age of
twenty two. Throughout his eight year tenure at Sony/ATV, he matured as a songwriter, producer, arranger and
performer, leaving in 2003 to form his own publishing company, Sing Little Penquin Inc.
Stephan has composed numerous songs for several award-winning Canadian and International artists including: Celine
Dion, Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Randy Bachman, Olivia Newton-John, and too many others to mention. In addition,
he can often be heard on most of the recordings he has penned. Stephan is a talented orchestral arranger, and has
worked on several occasions with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as both conductor and composer.
Stephan’s gift both as a performer and an entertainer has taken him across Canada and the United States several times,
touring with many notable artists from the Sony Music roster.
In 2006, Stephan released his debut album of solo piano music, entitled "Exposure" on Bijou Records/Universal Music. In
his performances to support the CD, Stephan infuses his moving renditions of album tracks with stories that draw from
the experiences of his relatively short but expansive career, shattering audience preconceptions about piano players, to
reveal a charming, accessible and grounded performer whose youthful exuberance captivates even the most fickle fans.