Stephen Hicks is a composer of music for TV, film, trailers and games. Having spent the early part of his career in the more "classical" side of music, and then deciding to try to fulfil an early dream to write for TV and film, Steve's music has now been placed on TV by spear-music.com and been featured on the soundtrack Air Brawl from Landfall Games. Steve has scored the trailer for the independent Star Wars film Odyssey and several short films including ‘Bringing Home Peter’ and 'Eve' for independent producer, Little Grand Road which was well received at the Chinese American Film Festival. He was commissioned by Visualise to write immersive music for a VR experience.
Steve can write and arrange in many styles. He was recently engaged by University College London to arrange songs for language education.
Steve's realistic mockups have been used by music publisher Peters Edition
Steve gained his MMus and PhD having studied with Rob Keeley, John Deathridge and Arnold Whittall at King’s College, London. His classical music has been played by Lontano, and at the Aldeburgh Festival and St John’s, Smith Square, London. Steve's arrangements have been played on BBC radio, by the EUYO at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and recently on the brass ensemble Septura's successful first album 'Music for Brass Septet'. Steve’s brass music is published by Resonata Music.
Previously, Steve completed a post-graduate diploma as a trumpet player at the Royal College of Music, London following which he freelanced, mainly in London, playing with Aurora Orchestra at the BBC Proms and the Britten-Pears Orchestra. And, a long time ago in a University not so far, far away (Imperial College), Steve received a first class honours degree in Theoretical Physics.