Stephen Barchan (b.1982) studied composition with Richard Steinitz and Edwin Roxburgh, supported by the EMI Music Sound Foundation.
Amongst the organisations who have presented his music are Aldeburgh Music, BBC, Colourscape, LSO Discovery, Park Lane Group, Sounds New and Soundwaves Festivals at venues including Cineworld (Shaftesbury Avenue), Club Inégales, LSO St Lukes, Snape Maltings, Southbank Centre and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. Performances of his work have been given by Contemporary Consort, Endymion, Galliard Ensemble, Jane's Minstrels, London Sinfonietta and Psappha, along with individual performances by David Purser, Jane Manning and Peter Donohoe.
He has also worked as a freelance music editor and proofreader for Boosey & Hawkes and as a music copyist for Anthony Payne (BBC Philharmonic, Cheltenham Festival and London Sinfonietta commissions), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Faber Music, Joe Cutler, North London Collegiate School, Samuel French, Schott Music, United Music Publishers and Tempo music magazine. His transcription of Five Miniatures by Howard Skempton is published by Oxford University Press.