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About Stephen Hose

Join Lauderdale House's resident pianist Stephen Hose for our first Lockdown Lauderdale Free Lunchtime Concert online., when he performs a 45 minute programme of lovely classical music from his front room. 

Our regular free lunchtime concerts usually run twice a month in the Long Gallery and offer a small oasis of calm and creativity for many people.  Lockdown in late March meant that we had to close the House.  However, although working with DIY technology we couldn't quite replicate the experience, we wanted to offer something that might bring some pleasure in stressful times.   

Our first recital by Stephen Hose premiered on 28 April at 1.15pm and was much appreciated - 'I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this lunchtime concert, thank you so much, Stephen, what a treat......It’s good to see you on the screen and looking so well. Thanks again for keeping us in touch with the House in the way during the current lockdown.' Our second went out on 26 May 2020. 

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tephen Hose trained at the Royal Academy of Music where he held a Vaughan Williams scholarship, and has worked extensively as a Musical Director, conductor and pianist in London and regional theatre.  He has played at most of the London concert halls and has performed in France and Germany.  He is currently Pianist in Residence at Lauderdale House, Highgate.

Projects abroad have ranged from the English Theater of Frankfurt to The Lost Colony at the 2,000 seat outdoor theatre on Roanoke Island, USA.  TV work has included being the pianist on Channel 4 ‘s Titanic, The Mission,  accompanist for The Choir, and 5 years as Musical Associate/Director for TV productions of Christmas Glory.  He was Chorus Master for Jessye Norman’s Ellington’s Sacred Songs at the Barbican Theatre and Epidavros, Greece. 

His work as Music Director for OperaUK has included Barber of Seville, Cosi fan Tutte, La Traviata, the Merry Widow, Olé and El Amore Brujo.  For Merry Opera work includes La Traviata, The Magic Flute, Kiss Me, Figaro!, The Barber of Seville and La Belle Hélène (aka Troy Boy).  He has also conducted over 50 performances of their unique staged Messiah.