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Ligeti Quartet Premiere Stef’s ‘Singing Strings’

One of the UK’s leading contemporary string quartets, The Ligeti Quartet will premiere Stef’s new piece Singing Strings – A Contemporary Quartet in Conversation on Wednesday 26th October at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. The innovative programme Remembering the Future explores connections between music for strings, past, present and future […]

Back with the Unthanks for one night only!

Stef is hugely excited to be re-forming Rachel Unthank and the Winterset (previous incarnation of the amazing Northumbrian folk group The Unthanks) for one day only on Sunday 17th September, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band’s Mercury-nominated album The Bairns. Stef will be joining Niopha Keegan, Rachel and […]

London Philharmonic to Premiere Stef’s Work

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Magnus Lindberg, will premiere Stef’s latest piece Calling the Night Gods on Wednesday 12th July, alongside works by Henry Purcell, James MacMillan and three other exciting young composers, Alex Paxton, Yvonne Eccles and Nathan Dearden. The concert is part of the LPO ‘Debut Sounds’ […]

The Flood Video now online

A video of Stef’s performance with the Lyre Ensemble at London’s Union Chapel last year is now available to watch online. Enjoy!


Born out of an unconventional collection of influences and a powerful imagination, Stef Conner’s music breathes new life into ancient texts and forges channels of empathy into the deep past. Although rooted in the classical tradition, her musical language is distorted into something utterly different through the vivid palette of sounds that have been absorbed into her style, from ancient Mesopotamian literature, medieval chant, English folksong and Anglo-Saxon poetry to Spectralism, free improvisation, experimental music and post-tonal harmony. A former member of The Unthanks and Royal Philharmonic Society Prize-winning composer, she comfortably inhabits the borderlands between the classical and traditional music worlds.

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The Flood – Ancient Words to New Music

The Flood album cover squareThe Flood, by the Lyre Ensemble, is available to order now. Featuring Stef Conner’s ethereal contemporary vocals, derived from the world’s oldest written poetry, alongside haunting accompaniments played on replica 4,500-year-old instruments by harpists Andy Lowings and Mark Harmer, The Flood is like nothing else you have ever heard!