Remembering Alison StephensRead Now
Alison Stephens was the leading exponent of the classical mandolin in the UK, working at one time or another with most of the country’s major orchestras. She did much to popularise the instrument too, through contributions to popular films (most notably Captain Corelli’s Mandolin), live performances, teaching and composing.
A formidably accomplished musician, educator and composer, Alison was also the founding mandolin editor of Astute Music; editing and composing a catalogue of mandolin music for all abilities, ensuring that future generations of mandolin players would have an easier journey than the difficult road of musical discovery she had to navigate.
Admired by her many friends and colleagues, and much missed by her friends here at Astute Music, we fondly salute her memory at this poignant ten year anniversary of her untimely death.
Read more about Alison's life and career here
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Listen to Alison's recordings here
8/10/2020 04:17:04 pm
Alison was very kind to me, once writing "Flipping Heck, Eugene. You are a walking mandolin/lute/guitar (well, all things plucked) encyclopaedia!!!!" I enjoyed diverse correspondence with Ali spanning many years and mandolin-related topics. I actually booked her to give a concert in Columbus, OH, USA, but mitigating circumstances forced cancellation. We never actually met in person, and that makes me sad.
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