Stephanie Tepper - flute
Stephanie started her musical education at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Peter Lloyd (ex principal - London Symphony Orchestra) for four years. Having graduated with a first class honours (BMus) in 2011, Stephanie successfully auditioned for the Foyle Future Firsts Orchestral Scheme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra which enabled her to learn and work with the orchestra for a year. In 2016, Stephanie went on to study for a Masters degree on the Orchestral Artistry course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tuition of Gareth Davies (principal - London Symphony Orchestra), Sarah Newbold (St Martin in the Fields) , Ian Clarke (internationally renowned solo artist and composer) and Christopher Green (Principal Piccolo - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House). In 2017, she graduated with a distinction.
Stephanie has had much success as an orchestral musician and has appeared as guest principal for and subsequently trialed for the position of 2nd flute with the Hallé orchestra, Scottish Opera and the Welsh National Opera. Stephanie has also made regular appearances with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera North. Her orchestral work has also allowed her to perform in some of the greatest venues around the world including La Philharmonie de Paris, Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg, Dvorak Hall in Prague and the famous National Concert Hall in Beijing.
Teaching and educational work is a hugely important feature of Stephanie's work. Since graduating from the Guildhall, Stephanie now has the privilege of working for the London Symphony Orchestra's Discovery Department: a world-leading educational and community based programme that offers inspiring musical experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2017, she gained a place on the Spitalfield's Music Leadership training scheme and also attended workshop training with the charity Jessie's Fund to enable her to work with children and adults with disabilities. In September 2020, Stephanie will begin a Music Therapy MA at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.