From: NJ, United States

Folk, New Age, Instrumental

Recording artist Stephen Majewski is a composer and arranger of music for solo piano. His songs have been described as beautiful but haunting, mesmerizing, glorious, graceful, relaxing, atmospheric, calming, magnificent, meditative, and beautifully reflective.

Stephen’s latest album ROADS includes three original songs: “Morning Star,” “Wings of the Dawn,” and “Hope;” his piano arrangement of “In the Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg; and his interpretations of three songs from the 1977 Rankin/Bass animated production of The Hobbit: “Roads,” “Misty Mountains Cold,” and “The Greatest Adventure.”

Maury Laws, the composer of The Hobbit soundtrack and other Rankin/Bass productions such as “The Year Without a Santa Claus” and “Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town,” called ROADS “most enjoyable.” Another listener described the songs as “quite haunting and beautiful at the same time. Very enjoyable."

Songs from Stephen’s debut solo piano album, TAMARAC, have been played on Pandora more than 2.7 million times.

George Winston’s albums Autumn, December, Winter into Spring, Summer, and Forest were Stephen’s initial inspiration for the piano. Playing the piano and composing began in earnest for him more than a decade ago when he heard “Snow on High Ground,” an instrumental piece by Nightnoise composed by Triona Ni Dhomhnaill. Primarily a solo piano composition, the song inspired Stephen to enroll at the New Jersey School of Music for a year before beginning to compose his own pieces while self-studying the piano. The result was TAMARAC. Inspired by a beautiful area in New Jersey where he lives, the album is his musical interpretation of a typical summer day in Tamarac.

Stephen enjoys composing and listening to the music of solo piano artists and instrumental composers.