EvaNovotna
 

 

Stephen Lochbaum began his classical training at the late age of 18 and achieved much in a short span of time. Within six years he had earned a Master’s degree from the University of Victoria, won the National Music Festival of Canada, and had the immense honor of performing with the legendary guitarist Pepe Romero as well as Alexander Dunn and Randy Pile. Shortly after graduation Stephen had his radio debut on CBC Radio 1 performing Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the Vancouver Cantata Singers.

 

Currently Stephen is working on a doctoral degree in performance at the University of North Texas where he was awarded a full-time teaching fellowship. His related field is early music and as such Stephen also performs on period instruments including 8-course renaissance lute, 14-course theorbo, 5-course cittern, baroque guitar, 19th-century guitar, and terz guitar. He has performed in the Boston Early Music festival with UNT and various early music societies and groups in Dallas/Fort Worth.

 

On top of his busy schedule teaching, performing, and doing schoolwork Stephen has been very active on the competition circuit. Over the last four years he has earned thirty top prizes in international competitions in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Spain. He recently won a contract with EMEC Discos and will record a CD of Guilio Regondi in Madrid.