Steve Fitzgerald was born and raised in East Gippsland. He completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Victorian College of Arts in 2004 under the direction of Peter Neville, and a Masters degree at the Australian National University in 2012. He has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Basel Festival Orchestra and is currently a member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Steve has been involved with the Astra Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Synergy, Ensemble Offspring, Graeme Leak & Strange Fruit Theatre, Australian Boys’ Choir, Australian Chamber Brass and the Green Room award-winning production of ‘Hunger’ by Rawcus Theatre/MSO. During 2008, Steve worked in Japan on several shows at Tokyo Disneyland, and in 2009 he toured rural and metropolitan schools throughout Victoria with the OzOpera production of ‘The Sound Garden.’ Steve has appeared at the Adelaide and Melbourne International Arts Festivals, Hobart’s MONA FOMA, WOMAD and at CHOGM 2011 as part of the coinciding celebrations. In 2012, he performed alongside the cabaret-diva Meow Meow in a sold-out season of “Little Match Girl”, the Sydney Festival’s Spiegeltent house show. Since then, Steve has toured to the UAE with Australian percussion legends Taikoz, and more recently has composed twice for playwright Emma Gibson in conjunction with The Street Theatre.