Stephen Katz composes for film, dance, and theater
". . . I want you to know that I've never heard anything like your music in all the scouring and searching I've done as an editor of content and films over the past 6 years. I really believe you have one of the most unique sounds as a contemporary cellist, competing really only with the likes of Zoe Keating (yet even then, your sound is so drastically different than hers, its hard to compare you both!). I feel that you have a very interesting balance between minimal, and powerful compositions that would mix well into the nonfiction work I do for the university."
- C.A. Davis
Digital Storyteller / Producer
Media and Design Studio
Stephen's score for Ezra Bookstein's The Rich Have Their Own Photographers won the Jury Prize Gold Medal for Best Impact of Music in a Documentary at the Park City Film Music Festival. His other film scores include Two Square Miles, a film about Hudson, NY, which has been broadcast nationally on PBS/Independent Lens. His performances have been broadcast on PRI’s Performance Today.
He has performed his dance scores in Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, and Brasília, Brazil. He was composer/music director for IMBOLC RIVERFIRE (2019), an epic, festival celebration held in Hudson, NY. A native of San Francisco, Stephen received a Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and lives in Western Massachusetts.