Consistently pushing the limits of her classical training, cellist Stephanie Winters has recorded and toured North America and Europe as a musical pioneer bringing the strength and richness of her instrument to different musical forms, styles and settings. Her solo debut, "Through the Storm (Expanded Version)", re-released in 2009, captures her signature style of elegance and heartfelt expression that has created the ineffable connection between her music and her audiences. Stephanie has performed and recorded with Richie Havens, Enya, Michael Jones, Dar Williams, Corrine Bailey Rae, Anne Murray, Paula Cole, The O'Jays and many others. Currently, Stephanie is studying baroque cello and writing for spoken word and solo cello.
Until 2008, Stephanie toured constantly, and has given more than 1,500 concerts to date. She now draws on the insights into group dynamics which she has gained during her musical career to contribute to programs that help others enhance their leadership, creativity and communication skills. As a group facilitator and key-note speaker Stephanie integrates musical performance into workshops and presentations in settings that range from the corporate conference to the school classroom. Stephanie has presented at programs for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank and IFC, Peak Performance Sports Conference, The Vine Conference and others.
Beginning her cello studies in the fourth grade in the Levittown, New York, public school music program Stephanie went on to graduate from The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division. She holds a B.F.A in cello performance from Purchase Conservatory of Music (SUNY) and an M.A. in Music Education from Columbia University. Currently, Stephanie is dividing her time between Europe and the United States.