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Stephan Moccio

    An accomplished piano player, Stephan studied at The University of Western Ontario. After completing an honours degree in composition and piano performance, he was accepted into the famed Berklee College of Music. However, he chose to focus on developing his professional career and instead signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing at the age of 22. Throughout his 8 year tenure at Sony/ATV, Stephan wrote for several award-winning Canadian and International artists, most notably Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, and Edwin. He can also be heard performing on most of the recordings of so ...read more

    An accomplished piano player, Stephan studied at The University of Western Ontario. After completing an honours degree in composition and piano performance, he was accepted into the famed Berklee College of Music. However, he chose to focus on developing his professional career and instead signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing at the age of 22. Throughout his 8 year tenure at Sony/ATV, Stephan wrote for several award-winning Canadian and International artists, most notably Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, and Edwin. He can also be heard performing on most of the recordings of songs he has penned.

    Stephan is a talented orchestral arranger, and has worked on several occasions with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as both conductor and composer.

    In 2006, Stephan released his debut album of solo piano music, entitled "Exposure" on Bijou Records/Universal Music. The album was mixed by Juno Award winning engineer Vic Florencia and mastered by Juno nominated Joao Carvalho.

    In 2008 Moccio teamed up with lyricist Alan Frew (Glass Tiger) to write "I Believe", the theme song of CTV’s Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In addition to the theme song, Moccio composed and produced over 250 cues to accompany CTV’s Canadian broadcast of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, with each cue representing different emotions associated with Canadian athletes’ performances at Olympic events. Three versions of the theme “I Believe” were written and recorded; an English language version sung by Montreal jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky, a French language version ("J'imagine") sung by Quebec artist Annie Villeneuve, and an instrumental version by Stephan Moccio. On January 26, 2010 an EP titled “I Believe/J’imagine – CTV’s 2010 Winter Games Theme Song” was released on iTunes Canada. The EP contained all three versions of the theme which were all produced by Moccio.

    Alongside Moccio on the piano, Villeneuve and Yanofsky performed a bilingual duet in a six-minute video that aired Canada-wide just prior to the commencement of the official closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

    On March 1, 2010 "I Believe", covered by Nikki Yanofsky, reached triple Platinum status (unofficial) in digital sales (over 90,000 digital units sold) in Canada. The same version achieved #1 status on iTunes Canada and Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 in February 2010. « hide

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