Steve Thompson was born in 1971 in London. He studied the trombone, composition and arrangement and electronic music at Trinity College of Music in London between 1990 and 1995. During this time he also received the Associate diploma from the Royal College of Music (ARCM).In 1995 he continued his studies for a further year a Trinity as a Jazz Scholar studying with Don Lusher, Warwick Tyrell and Paul Eshelby.
In 1995 Steve was asked to write a short fanfare for the opening of a new opera house in London, an event that was attended by HRH the Prince of Wales. Later that year he was asked to write a similar composition for HRH the Princess Royal. Other requests followed including an invitation from Rt Hon John Major MP to play at 10 Downing Street, and the launch of ‘Classic FM magazine’ at the Royal Festival Hall of the south bank of the river Thames. In 2004 Steve was asked to contribute music for a feature film ’Love’ by Cat Films.
He has performed in almost every major concert venue in the UK and has toured most countries in Europe. Steve has worked with many virtuoso musicians and well known orchestras, including Nigel Kennedy, The London Concert Orchestra and the Glen Miller Orchestra (Europe), and has appeared numerous times on television and radio.
Steve also teaches brass in some of the finest schools in London, including the James Allen’s Girls school in Dulwich and Eltham College where he currently runs no less than three brass ensembles.