Steph studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), under the tutelage of Karine Georgian and Sally Pendlebury, and attained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Cello Performance. Following this, Steph moved to Austria to study with Maestra Natalia Gutman at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK) under their exceptional student program. Steph has won awards at a number of competitions, including first prize at the 2020 Mahler Cello Competition (Czech Republic), Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and The Royal Northern College of Music Salon Prize. As an avid orchestral and chamber music cellist, Steph has performed with the BBC Philharmonic (UK) and has also performed as Principal Cellist with Opera North (UK). As a chamber musician, Steph won the Olwyn Game Memorial Award (Australia) and has enjoyed performing in Vienna with her piano quartet. Steph has performed all around the world in concerts, events, weddings and functions on both acoustic and electric cello. From VIP sporting events in the UK to weddings in Lake Como (Italy), Steph has a plethora of experience performing all genres of music.