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Stephen Muir

Born in Zambia, Stephen Muir gained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Music from Birmingham University, taking vocal lessons at Birmingham Conservatoire under Andrea Calladine, alongside master classes in singing with Alastair Thompson and Bridget Budge, percussion with Evelyn Glennie, and conducting with George Hurst. He has worked extensively as a professional musician in the West Midlands and Yorkshire, including recordings and broadcasts for Radio 3 and Classic FM as a tenor soloist, and as a percussionist with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Solo roles have included a number of modern-day British and world operatic premieres – Anton Eberl’s Die Königin der schwarzen Inseln (Shah Kosru), Schubert’s Die Freunde von Salamanka (Alonso),
J. C. Bach’s Amadis de Gaule (Amadis), J. F. Lampe’s Margery; or, a Worse Plague than the Dragon (Moore of Moore Hall), and Antonín Dvořák’s Tvrdé palice (Toník).

Stephen appears throughout the North of England as a tenor soloist, performing for a wide and diverse range of ensembles, including Leeds Baroque under the direction of Peter Holman, with whom he has sung the J. S. Bach Evangelist roles on several occasions. He is Technical Director of Leeds University Centre for Historically-Informed Performance (LUCHIP) and Assistant Director of The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds. As Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Leeds, he specialises in Vocal Performance coaching, 19th-century Russian and Czech music, and Jewish liturgical music.

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