Stephen Devassy
Fingers on the pulse

“A music arranger is someone who realises the vision of a music composer regarding the treatment of a piece,” says Stephen.

Village boy from Palakkad climbs the music ladder

 23-year-old "village boy" from Palakkad came to Chennai with a keyboard, a handful of money and a dream --to perform the music he has composed. Getting ready to travel with singer Hariharan, accompanying him on his European tour with his keyboard, Stephen Devassy who is flying high with all the "Wows and Wah Wahs" for "arranging music on the keyboard," speaks to Swahilya about his passion for music.  

MLSAT signs MoU with the CCEK for conducting courses in Audio Engineering and Music Technology

The Chennai-based Muzik Lounge School of Audio Technology (MLSAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Centre for Continuing Education Kerala for conducting courses in Audio Engineering and Music technology.
With the realization that the Indian music scene is growing in leaps and bounds, industry experts have forecast that the music business in India alone will be worth US$165 million by the year 2012. The digital music, in the meantime, is expected to account for 88 per cent of the music sales by 2011.

There was something in the air that night when Drums Sivamani, Stephen Devassy and Ravi Chary cast their spell - writes Anjan Srihari

A nokha 2011, the annual tech fest of the Amrita School of Engineering drew to a close, after a plethora of technical events. There was one event left, the one which everybody looked forward to – Eventide 2011, which was to feature Drums Sivamani, sitar exponent Ravi Chary and keyboard maestro Stephen Devassy.

Sound of Muzik

Stephen along with his brother, Sam Devassy, himself a sound engineer, musician and event manager, has opened a school of audio technology called the Muzik Lounge in Chennai.

Stephen lives, dreams and breathes music.

"I was never academically inclined. Since I was always into music, I thought, why not make a career of it," says this 24-year-old from Ottappalam, Palakkad who is gaining recognition in the music industry.

My efforts are to change the colour of music

Stephen Devassy believes presenting old classics in a vibrant way will make youngsters fall in love with them. City Times chats with the young pianist, who was in town for a stage performance at Dubai Wonderland. An interview.

Keeper of the Keys

Composer, arranger, performer, educator... Stephen Devassy juggles several hats in his quest to entertain the audience, writes PRINCE FREDERICK.

Stephen the only Indian musician to play before three Popes; he has played as part of the band for Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI as well.

Piano maestro and music director Stephen Devassy will be playing before none other than Pope Francis, at the end of this month. Stephen will be playing as part of the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 22 to 28, and the performance will be on the last day, when the Pope will be visiting the city. "Stephen is part of a Christian band and they will be playing a compilation of their albums at Rio. 

Stephen Devassy & Mazhavil Manorama Josco Indian Voice Music Reality Show

Maybe they could not pick the clue,” feels Stephen Devassy, whose magic on the keyboard certainly enhances the show.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan explains his relationship with Chennai

When Ustad Amjad Ali Khan explains how Swar hi Ishwar hai (Sound is God), you know that he's the living embodiment of someone who, through the hauntingly beautiful strains of his sarod, has realised God.

He says, thanks to the Beatles, the sitar became all the rage in the western world, but the "sarod has not got its due. I've taken it as a mission to put this instrument, created by my forefathers, alongside the violin and the guitar in terms of popularity."
The Ustad's relationship with Chennai goes back a long way and runs deep. He starts off with fulsome praise for Stephen Devassy, whom he refers to as "your Chennai boy". "He is a powerful keyboard player, and a very good human being, and we've just worked together on a sarod symphony."
| Times of India, The, Aug 17, 2010 | by Dutt, Purba
Stephen Devassy creates an evening to remember and music to cherish at Bangalore