Here is an interview with Stephen in 2020:
What instrument(s) do you play?
Cello. I also play some piano and I played baritone horn in band in high school and college.
How long have you played your instrument(s)?
I started on piano at age 5, then added cello at age 9. Without giving away my age, I will just say several decades.
How long have you been a Wilmington Symphony Orchestra musician?
Less than 1 year.
What do you do for a career?
I am an internal medicine physician.
Where did you grow up?
What is your favorite song, artist, and/or musical memory?
Favorite musical memory is the Summer I spent at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.
Favorite meal or restaurant?
Pork roast, dumplings and cabbage.
Depends on the season/weather. Coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate milkshake or beer.
What is your favorite vacation?
Snow skiing out West. Nothing like the views from the tops of the mountains, and the peace that accompanies it.
You're stuck on a desert island... What book, music/album/artist and/or movie do you want with you??
Book - The Bible
Music - complete works of J.S. Bach
What's your pet situation?
4-lb Yorkie named Sammie.
What do you want people to know about the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra?
Since I am a new member, most people probably know more about the Symphony than I do.
How are you keeping yourself occupied while being at home all day?
Any words of wisdom to help others through this pandemic?
Remain confident that this situation is only temporary.
Christine Maynard, Concertmaster
Mary Jo White