Steven’s musical life began at the age of seven when his parents received the unlikely gift of a home organ. By the age of 10, he was winning regional and national competitions on piano and organ. At 14, he was accepted into the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. Steven continued his conservatory training for four years on a full scholarship to Juilliard, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree.
A professional musician since he was 15 years old, Steven has broad experience working in every capacity of the business, including as a composer, producer, songwriter, arranger, music director, orchestrator and performer – often simultaneously. His intense classical training gives him the ability to work in a wide variety of styles.
Steven’s passion for collaboration has led him into virtually every genre, from dramatic, comedy, and musical feature films (The Last Poker Game, The Thing About My Folks, Basmati Blues, How to Grow Your Own, Lazy Eye, Mad Song) to documentaries (Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, Alive and Kicking, What the F@#- Is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?), mocumentaries (Memron), animation (“Monster High,” “Max Steel,” “Scooby Doo Pirates Ahoy”), sitcoms (“The Paul Reiser Show”, NBC, “10 Items or Less,” TBS), pop records, classical recordings, and musical theater. His talents range from creating lush dramatic scores to quirky comedy cues and everything in between. On the forthcoming Hollywood-meets-Bollywood musical Basmati Blues, starring Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland, Steven acted as composer, songwriter, and soundtrack producer.
Steven composes, records, mixes, and produces his scores at 88 Keys Music, his personal studio in the heart of Silver Lake on the eastside of Los Angeles.