|Stephen Feigenbaum is a classically trained musician who works in a variety of genres, especially concert music, musical theater and pop music. As a composer, songwriter, and singer, he is intensely focused on reaching the widest possible range of audiences.
Stephen's classical music has been performed and recorded by the Cincinnati Pops, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children's Chorus, contemporary music pianist Lisa Moore, and the string quartet Ethel in venues including Boston's Symphony Hall and New York's Alice Tully Hall. Stephen has won two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and a 2013 Charles Ives award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Since 2013 Stephen has been creating pop music as a producer and singer. Members of his pop team have worked closely with artists including Kanye West, Katy Perry and Sia. Stephen's Off-Broadway folk-rock musical "Independents" was named a New York Times Critic's Pick and one of The Huffington Post's ten best plays of 2012. Most recently Stephen did music preparation for the score to the Oscar-winning movie The Revenant.
A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, Stephen majored in music at Yale College and received a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. He has studied classical music with David Lang, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Christopher Theofanidis, Michael Gandolfi, Samuel Adler, Claude Baker, Kathryn Alexander and Rodney Lister, and musical theater composition with Jeanine Tesori.
In partnership with conductor Yuga Cohler and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Los Angeles, Stephen has created an event Yeethoven, which seeks to show similarities in the music of Kanye West and Beethoven, by juxtaposing and combining them in a live performance by a 70-piece orchestra. The piece has garnered attention from Rolling Stone, GQ, Pitchfork, Complex, and AV Club among other publications in advance of the April 16 event in Los Angeles.