Stephen Watkins was born in 1954. He attended the Guidhall School of Music in London majoring in trombone and piano. His main interest however while at the Guildhall was really composition and benefited from the tuition of very diverse composition professors. On leaving college Stephen took up employment as classroom music teacher in the United Kingdom and then later after a brief spell in Iceland specialized in instrumental teaching. For the last 20 years he has worked in a music school in Germany where he is currently the principal. In his mid-forties a medical crisis meant that brass playing at a professional level was not really an option and Stephen converted to the cello as his main instrument. This was a life changing decision! Stephen's works and arrangements are published by publishing houses in the US, Holland, Austria and Germany and include pieces for brass, recorders, and strings.
Below you will find the complete list of scores composed by Stephen Watkins.