Stefan Gregory’s unusual background in theatre, rock ’n roll, and mathematics has helped forge his unique perspective on composition. His style ranges from orchestral to minimal electronic, from dirty electric guitars to delicate chamber instruments and voices.
His feature The Dig, starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan, employs intimate piano and rich orchestral pieces that evoke the picturesque Suffolk landscape. His score for the award winning production of Medea for International Theatre Amsterdam begins with subtly woven electronica and culminates in a devastating soundscape. The highly acclaimed Yerma features powerful and unusual female vocal arrangements and settings of Spanish text by Federico García Lorca. He performed a live continuous two hour score on electric guitar, for Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of The War Of The Roses with Cate Blanchett
He has written music for many of the most esteemed theatre companies in the world, including Salzburg Festival; The Young Vic, Barbican (London); Theatre Basel; L’Odeon (Paris); Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Armoury (New York); Schaubühne (Berlin); Burgtheater (Vienna); International Theatre Amsterdam; Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre (Sydney). He has also been commissioned by the Australian Ballet and Queensland Opera.
He has won various awards including a Helpmann Award, Sydney Theatre Awards, OBIE, Dramadesk (nomination). He was a recipient of a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.
His brief stint as a rock guitarist in the band Faker resulted in a platinum single (This Heart Attack) and several ARIA award nominations (Australian Record Industry Association).
The son of science teachers and folk musicians, Stefan grew up in a steel agricultural shed on a bushland property in the hinterland of Sydney with no electricty and a pet wallaby called Basil, where he nearly died from a red back spider bite at the age of nine. He has a degree in pure mathematics.