His association with classical legends from a very young age, has honed his approach and has helped him create a distinct style of his own which caters to audiences, irrespective of nationalities and geographical boundaries. A youth icon of modern music, Stephen has explored different avenues, in live stage performances and in the recording studios. Both acoustic and electronic sounds have influenced him during his learning of music. His capacity to exhibit new techniques and sonic possibilities, have made him an acclaimed artist. His followers on social media run into millions, unprecedented for any young pianist or keyboard performer.

Though only 35, Stephen Devassy is already credited with a record number of performances, approximately to around 2000 stages, spread over 60 countries, which is an unparalleled feat by anyone in the world. Incorporating immense playing finesse, detailing, deftness and poise, Stephen Devassy has explored various styles like -classical, blues, classic rock, jazz, Carnatic and world music fusion. His thorough control of the instruments and speed in playing makes him a natural choice as a solo artist- or in the company of both International and Indian musical legends.

Starting at 11, Stephen trained systematically and completed his Grade 8 in solo piano of the Trinity college London exams with a record score. Over the years, he has enthralled audiences with his dexterity on the keyboards and with the keytar. Stephen’s interest and prowess in combining hardware and software components in music production has produced eclectic effects and musical compositions. He is a brilliant combination of a stage and studio artist, with astounding technical acumen and caliber. With an ability to create divine music, Stephen straddles the music scene with celebrity artistes-both International and Indian, known for complex syncopations like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Late Mandolin U Srinivas, Karaikudi Mani, Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Louis Banks and Ranjit Barot. Stephen is an integral part of the internationally acclaimed ‘Rex Band.’

His long association with Dr. AR Rahman is noteworthy.

Being a celebrated stage player in South India, Stephen Devassy is much sought-after member on the boards of various educational instituitions as Director and Advisor. His rigorous and dedicated practice hours and playing skills are admirable. His good looks are just the icing on the cake. Rated as the fastest keyboard player Stephen is fondly known as ‘Flying Fingers’ and ‘Prince of Piano.’  Stephen divides his time between the stage, studios and television events. When not working, Stephen is found at home in Mumbai with his beautiful wife Jessna and son, Shawn.

 

Stephen is a staunch believer and confesses that his consummate skills come as a ‘Divine inspiration from GOD.’

     

       Awards, Achievements;

  •        – Excellence Award 2008, Rotary club of Cochin ,
  •        – AMMA award   2009 Artiste of the year,
  •        – Asia vision award   2012,
  •        – Featured on cover of AUDIBY, (Music and tech magazine), Nov -Dec 2012,
  •        – ‘Brands Academy’ award for Stephen Devassy’s -Muzik lounge school of audio technology 2013.
  •        – Winner of TIMES OF INDIA -BRAND ICON – for 2015
  •        – Winner of ‘SWARALAYA  AWARD’ 2016.

     

      Endorsements;

  •        – Brand ambassador for YAMAHA acoustic and electric pianos.
  •        – Endorsee   for AKG Audio gear ( C414 microphones / IVM4500 in ear monitors)
  •        – Brand ambassador for ‘Club De Bill n Snook’ Thiruvananthapuram.