Steve Law is a composer and pianist from North-West London. He received a Master’s degree in composition at Bristol University for his jazz opera ‘Heaven on Earth’ which was described as ‘a significant contribution to the genre’. Steve’s transcriptions of Dudley Moore’s music are published by Faber and his piano and orchestral arrangements for musicians such as Jack Gibbons, Rena Fruchter and the late BBC Broadcaster Geoffrey Stern have been performed in the UK and America.
As a pianist Steve is at home in many different musical genres. He has given recitals of ragtime and jazz (both as a soloist and accompanist) and his own note for note transcriptions of Gershwin, among others, as well the music of classical composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. In 2012-13 Steve played a series of unique musical tribute concerts recreating the music and jazz playing of Dudley Moore. Steve’s Violin Concerto received it’s orchestral premier in Scotland in June 2017 with soloist Mark Wilson and Paul Wood conducting Ayr Camerata at Ayr Baptist Church.
In August 2018 Steve’s ‘3 Poems by Lorna Law’ were enthusiastically received at Harrow Summer Music – performed by Ferrier Award winning baritone Gareth Brynmor John with the composer at the piano.
In recent years in London he has performed at St James Piccadilly, ‘Classical Partners’, The Halo Project, St George’s Bloomsbury, The Royal National Hotel, St. George’s Pinner, the Harrow Museum and St John’s Harrow. He co-founded the Ruislip and Harrow Music Festival in 2014 with pianist-composer Neil Crossland.
Steve compositions combine jazz and pop influences with classical forms. They include an opera, piano works including 3 sonatas, chamber pieces, songs, an 80s Symphony and a Violin Concerto. Musicweb International described his first CD of piano music as ‘kaleidoscopically varied works……engagement with melody, impressionistic atmosphere, jazzy syncopation….slowly burning passion’.