Stephen de Filippo is an emerging composer from the regional South West of Western Australia. With research focusing on the timbral and gestural interactions between instruments (acoustic or otherwise), Stephen has had the opportunity to collaborate with prominent Australian ensembles including: The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Youth Orchestras, The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and The University of West Australia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Stephen has had performances in Greece, The Netherlands, Japan, and Singapore.
Stephen’s music features contemporary performance practice as a core element of a composition’s structure – creating works that feature unusual combinations of sounds, with an emphasis on complicated interactions between instruments.
2017 has seen Stephen conclude his honours dissertation at The University of Western Australia; awarded The Dorothy Ellen Ransom Prize for Music Composition for his work Two Pieces for soprano and string quartet; the Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Composition Competition for his work Banned. . . unbound for two guitars. Additionally, 2017 saw Stephen premiere Static Anxiety with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; a similar voice breaking out premiered at Tura New Music’s Totally Huge New Music Festival; an interactive sound installation with The New Century Campaign; and Micropraxis, a duet for bass flute and piccolo which will be performed and commercially released by European-based flautists Iwona Glinka and Agata Igras — to be released in 2018.
Stephen intends to pursue post-graduate studies in The United States for 2018