Royal Northern Sinfonia - Steffan Morris
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Much in demand as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player, Welsh cellist Steffan Morris 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, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. In January this year, he joined Royal Northern Sinfonia as principal cellist.
He is Creative Associate for Sinfonia Cymru and has performed with them as a soloist. He has also performed as soloist for The Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, the Surrey Philharmonic Orchestra and 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.
As cellist of the Marmen Quartet, he has performed across the UK and internationally. The quartet were the winners of Music in the Round’s ‘Bridge’ Scheme and last year they won the Ensemble Section of the Annual Royal Overseas League music Competition and the Musicians Company Concordia Foundation Award for 2018/ 2019.
As a tutor, he regularly teaches at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.