Performer

Steve Doman was a prizewinner in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition 2016. He was also a semifinalist in the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2014 in Austria, the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition 2014, and was a quarterfinalist in the William Primrose International Viola Competition 2014 in Los Angeles, California and the Max Rostal International Viola Competition 2015 in Berlin. He has given solo recitals in France, Greece, the USA as well as in the UK.

As a chamber musician he has performed alongside Daniel Hope, Charles Owen and Philip Dukes and has given concerts at the Bath, Cheltenham and Schleswig Holstein international music festivals, as well as the Festival International de Musique de la Hague in Normandy, France. He has also performed at the Wigmore Hall with principals from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A keen advocate of contemporary music, Steve has worked with many of today’s leading composers including Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Julian Anderson, Nicola LeFanu, Raymond Yiu and Elo Masing. He has performed as part of the LSO Soundhub project, Voiceworks at the Wigmore Hall, as well as contemporary music projects at international music festivals including Aldeburgh, Cheltenham and Schleswig Holstein.

Steve has regularly been invited as guest principal viola with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English National Ballet and Scottish Ballet. He also works regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra.


He plays a fine contemporary viola by Melvin Goldsmith (2013) and is grateful to have had financial support from the Loan Fund for Musical Instruments and the Abbado European Young Musicians' Trust for its purchase.