Steve Law is a composer with a unique voice and gift for memorable melodies. His music fuses together pop and jazz influences with classical music in an expressive and accessible style.
Musicweb International described his first CD of original piano music as ‘kaleidoscopically varied works……engagement with melody, impressionistic atmosphere, jazzy syncopation….slowly burning passion’.
Steve's Piano Concerto was recorded by Joseph Havlat (piano), David Watkin (conductor) with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and released in April 2023 on Navona recordings distributed by Naxos of America. It is part of Symphonic Chronicles Vol.1 featuring the RSNO and LSO.
Steve’s Violin Concerto received its orchestral premier in Scotland in June 2017 with soloist Mark Wilson and conductor Paul Wood.
In 2018 Steve's '3 Poems by Lorna Law' were performed in London by Ferrier Award winning baritone Gareth Brynmor John.
Steve was born in London and is a self-taught pianist from a young age, performing concertos by Gershwin and Prokofiev and performing his own piano sonata at school. He studied music at Bristol University with Raymond Warren and Wyndham Thomas and received a Master's degree in composition for his jazzy 3 act opera ‘Heaven on Earth’ (1998) which was described as ‘a significant contribution to the genre’.
Steve’s works include piano music (including 2 sonatas and ‘12 Pop Preludes’), songs, chamber pieces, crossover albums, an ‘80s Symphony’, a Violin Concerto and a Piano Concerto.
Steve is also know as one of the most accurate and meticulous transcribers of piano recordings. He is a published arranger of Dudley Moore’s album 'Songs Without Words' with Faber. Steve was invited to meet Dudley in London in 1999 after dedicating a solo piano transcription of Dudley’s music from the film ‘Bedazzled’. Steve’s many arrangements for musicians such as Rena Fruchter, Jack Gibbons and the late BBC Broadcaster Geoffrey Stern have been performed in the UK and America.
He is working on a volume for the Gershwin Critical Edition.