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|Origin||Sheffield, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Contemporary classical, jazz, symphonic rock|
Stephen Caudel is a British composer and guitarist. He studied at Leeds College of Music where he took a specialist course in Classical and Jazz music and then moved to London to work as a composer and performer. He has met and worked with a wide range of established artists/musicians over the years including Louis Clark, Art Garfunkel, Stanley Myers and John Williams. Caudel’s creative output to date includes 6 albums (4 solo) and several highly individual orchestral works. Having taken a break from music for several years due to family commitments, he currently lives in Cumbria and has returned to music, actively composing and recording again.
- Classical: Mahler, Chopin, Tchaikovsky
- Jazz: Gershwin, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli (became friends in the late 70s)
- Popular: Beatles, Hendrix
- Wine Dark Sea (Rock Symphony) – large scale classical/rock piece premiered at London's Victoria Palace Theatre with the Wren Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark of "Hooked on Classics" and ELO fame. (1983)
- Nostalgie (Rhapsody) – for Classical guitar and Chamber Orchestra (1985)
- The Edel Rhapsody – for solo Wagner Tuba and Orchestra (1993)
- Wine Dark Sea (1986) – adaptation of his rock symphony written and premiered in 1983
- Bow Of Burning Gold (1988)
- Impromptu Romance (1993)
- The Earth In Turquoise (1996) – second rock/symphonic project
- Hooked on Classics II - Guest soloist on the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios (1982)
- Scaramouche – with guitarist Tim Panting (1995)
Toured extensively (Britain, Germany and Japan) including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Markneukirchen Guitar Festival, Karuizawa Music Festival and 3 nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall as Special Guest of Art Garfunkel.
- "Composers / Works for The Wagner Tuba The Edel Rhapsody". Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "The Earth in Turquoise". Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- 3. Content derived from official website ( see link below ) and personal interviews.