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Stephanie Mathias is an award-winning American violinist, singer, songwriter, and pianist from Washington, DC. She has been composing and performing music since the age of three; winning her first songwriting competition, by age ten. Her music can be compared to Lindsey Sterling, Sia, and Celine Dion, and is characterized by her hauntingly expressive voice and classically trained instrumentals.
Stephanie uses her music and lyrics to keep herself inspired, and to inspire others. She wants someone to hear her music and acknowledge that “everything is going to be OK.”
After her sister attempted suicide, Stephanie’s response was to release her 2013 single, “Becky’s Song”, which was produced by award-winning composer, sound designer, recording engineer Robert Fair. She reminds listeners, “There's a way to make it through it all. And you deserve to come out standing tall.”
When Stephanie was eighteen, just as she was about to begin college, her mother passed away. In spite of the difficulty, Stephanie would persevere to complete her education at Western Michigan University, receiving her Bachelor of Music Degree in a double major of (classical) Music and Spanish, and went on to perform in professional orchestras in Mexico from 2010-2012. The celebration of her mom’s life is heard in songs “Remember Me” (presently only performedy live), and “Bring You Back”, which appeared on her 2017 EP “Fragile”, produced by award-winning recording artist, producer, and engineer, Marco Delmar, and funded by fans on Kickstarter. Her single from that EP, "Run The Way" has been featured on multiple radio programs.
April 6th, 2018 single release "Your Voice, My Angel" was produced by songwriter, recording engineer, and Luthier, Allan Harrington in Fairfax, VA. The song was commissioned by a filmmaker and shares the experiences of teenagers who have passed away, and the lasting impact their young lives make as well as the impact on families who have experienced that loss and encouraging them with lyrics such as: “You'll be my angel until I can go with you.”
In 2019 Stephanie formed Singers and Strings Event Music LLC, inspired by years of performing in orchestras and string ensembles the Washington DC area. The new company became an opportunity for her as a solo violinist, to combine her classical training with her pop-centric music preferences (including pop music from around the world) in an original and somewhat experimental way. Since the formation of the LLC, she has performed in and organized nearly 200 private performances on electric violin and acoustic viola.
In April of 2020, Stephanie joined Flight Boy Music in the studio to partner together in producing “It’s My Thing”, which is a battle cry for women like Stephanie to be true to themselves and reach for their objectives no matter how many mistakes it takes to get there.
That single sparked a series of new singles released in 2020, including the collaborative anti-racism anthem “Dig Deep” with the Capital Groove Collective, the release of the music video for “Sweet Baby” from her EP, and her fall single and music video, “Hero Side,” produced by Grammy-voting producer and composer Devin Spear and filmed by Jeffrey Perkins, which boldly re-introduced Stephanie as a fully-fledged mental health advocate.
Stephanie started 2021 strong with the release of her March single “Blue Diamond Light,” also produced by Devin Spear. The single, produced after experiencing depression, a battle with COVID-19, and a miscarriage all in the latter half of 2020, advocates for mental health awareness and self-kindness and quickly received press recognition and thousands of streams on Spotify.
Stephanie also co-hosts the podcast, Capitol Groove Collective Presents: DC Music Rocks, which features other local artists.
When not writing, performing, or running her LLC behind the scenes, Stephanie enjoys cooking Mexican food, practicing martial arts (she has a black belt in Kempo Karate), and mentoring youth in her local church group. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children, who are already little rock stars themselves!
You can find more information about Stephanie Mathias, her music, videos, and links to her favorite socials through her website: www.stephaniemathias.com