Stephen Wood began playing the piano at age 5 and became serious about musical composition as a teenager. While in high school he took courses in music theory on a university level and continued his studies while at the University of Pennsylvania. His first major orchestral composition was written at the age of 19. He had much of his music, including a symphony, piano concerto, and three concert overtures, performed and recorded in 2010 in Russia with the Ural State Conservatory. His piano concerto was also performed that year by the Ft Worth Youth Orchestra, with virtuoso pianist Gabriela Martinez as the soloist. Other major collaborations include working with numerous musicians from the New England Conservatory, pianists Konstantin Tyulkin, Baya Kakuberi and Jung-A-Bang, and violinist Gary Levinson. He has also had much of his orchestral music recorded with the Brno Philharmonic, with conductors Mikel Toms and Robert Krusik. He has written extensively for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and solo piano, and continues to compose and record new works.
Also, as a professional visual artist, his paintings can be viewed by visiting stephenwoodartist.com