Delia Stevens is an award-winning percussionist who has achieved remarkable success in many fields.
Originally from Leicestershire, Delia began playing percussion at the age of ten, going onto study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Graduating with a First Class Honours, her versatility as a musician has allowed her to appear as a soloist, chamber, session and orchestral musicians on platforms around the world.
As a teenager, Delia reached the televised category finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year twice in 2008 and 10 and then later won the RNCM Gold Medal and Concerto Competitions. This has since lead to several highlights including a world premiere live on Radio 3 in the BBC Proms, concertos with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in the Krakow Proms and her Wigmore debut.
With a keen interest in chamber music, Delia is the co-founder of the Aurora Percussion Duo, winning the 2012 Royal Over-Seas League and Park Lane Group Competitions, subsequently performing in the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall. The duo has also performed at the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction and the Bridgewater Hall as well as touring the UK and China several times.
As an orchestral musician Delia has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, London Sinfonietta, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Hallé. She is currently an Extra for the BBC Philharmonic.
Delia champions outreach work, particularly through Live Music Now, where she delivers interactive concerts to special needs audiences, as well as the elderly and in pupil referral units. She recently enjoyed a year’s residency on the Oncology Unit in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
She also enjoys the challenge of performing in contemporary classical ensembles including ‘Almost Credible Music', 'Dark Inventions' and 'House of Bedlam' and collaborations with pop artists including indie-band Daughter, Rae Morris, James, Gaz Coombes (Supergrass), Tim Burgess (New Order) and Cathal Mo Chroi (Chas Smash) from ‘Madness’ within the Joe Duddell Ensemble, performing at Festival No. 6 and Somerset House.