Merit Stephanos is a singer, composer, workshop leader and Professor of Music Outreach at the Royal College of Music, London. As a creative artist and leader she has worked for organisations such as the Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Guildhall Connect and Opera North.  After a year spent in Bosnia-Herzegovina working with war traumatised children, Merit has gone on to develop her work in special needs schools, hospitals and refugee centres.   

Merit is a trainer for the Trinity/Guildhall KS2 Teacher Training Programme and directs the World Vocal Project for Tower Hamlets Music Services.  Inspired by her German-Egyptian heritage, Merit draws on Arabic and contemporary classical influence in her music.  She performs with singer and oudist Abdul-Salam Kheir, medieval ensemble Joglaresa, Middle Eastern group Troia Nova, early music duo Sambuca and the soprano quartet Tongue Stuff.

“When you work together with love
you can achieve anything.”

Amir, Survivor

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