Ottawa New Music Creators


Steven Webb

Originally from South Africa, Steven Webb (b.1989) is a Toronto based performer,
composer, and audio engineer, currently completing his Masters in Composition at
the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. Christos Hatzis.

After studying classical piano with Dr. Judy Kehler Siebert at the Marcel A.
Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, Steven became active in
the Manitoba classical music and theatre scene. As a performer, Steven has
appeared with the University of Manitoba Singers, Prairie Voices, Canzona, The
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and has been a featured performer in the
Winnipeg New Music Festival, Winnipeg Studio Theatre, and the Winnipeg Fringe

As a composer, Steven has written music for a wide variety of documentaries, films,
and commercials, as well as for contemporary dance and classical performance. His
compositions and arrangements have been performed by: The Winnipeg
Symphony Orchestra, The University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The
University of Guelph Symphonic Choir, Prairie Voices Choir, among many others.
He also recently completed the successful premiere of his first opera (composed
alongside 2 other composers), entitled ‘The Machine Stops’, and premiered by the
University of Toronto Opera Department.

As a film composer, Steven has worked on a variety of projects including ‘Chopin’s
Heart’ for The National Screen Institute, ‘Period Piece’, winner of the best
Canadian Short Film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and ‘Scheduled
Violence’ for MTS On Demand. As a producer and audio engineer, Steven has
worked with Winnipeg bands including: The Lytics, Vikings, and Moses Mayes, and
has done audio work for Harper Collins, Strata Studios and Astron 6 Video
International. He currently works as a full time composer, audio engineer and
collaborative pianist.

Steven is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers,
(SOCAN), as well as the Screen Composers Guild of Canada.

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