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Stephen Goss
Stephen Goss’ music receives hundreds of performances and broadcasts worldwide each year and has been recorded on over 40 CDs by more than a dozen record labels, including EMI, Decca, and Telarc. Recent commissions have come from: Grammy® winner David Russell, Natalie Clein, William Bennett, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Yehudi Menuhin School. His piece The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (2005) was profiled on
The South Bank Show on ITV1. Stephen’s music was featured at the 2008 Classical BRIT Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. His most recent project was a guitar concerto commissioned by EMI for Xuefei Yang and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. The first UK performance was given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the CD was released on EMI Classics in November 2010.

As a guitarist, Stephen Goss has worked with many of today’s leading composers, such as Toru Takemitsu, Hans Werner Henze and Elliott Carter, and has performed alongside John Williams and Paco Peña. He is currently head of composition at the University of Surrey, UK.

One of the guitar’s finest living composers
International Record Review