Ali lost her fight against cancer on Sunday 10th October 2010

An exceptional musician, inspirational educator, everyone who met her couldn't help be infected by her generous heart and positivity

Thanks to the fantastic Oncology team at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge who enabled Ali to continue doing what she loved most – playing

Also to the Arthur Rank Hospice who cared for her in her final days.

Ali's Instrument Sale

Ali's prized instruments are to be sold. Please see the Instruments tab for more details

Alison Stephens
1 Mar 1970 - 10 Oct 2010

wonderfully fleeting-fingered……magic mandolin playing. London Evening Standard

"If ever a single CD could do something to break down widespread prejudices against the instrument,……. then this surely is it. Alison Stephens is not only a virtuoso of the instrument, she is also, and more importantly, a real musician………plays with complete technical command and musical intelligence. The music could scarcely have a better advocate."
Glyn Pursglove, Music Web International (Calace Concertos CD)

“Stephens is great to watch. Evidently in love with her two mandolins she talks of them as close friends. She plays them brilliantly, achieving the almost impossible.”
Martin Parker, The Scotsman

"Her tone is lovely, her technique flawless, and her poise exquisite.”
Marillyn Mair, Mandolin Quarterly

Memorial Concert & Fund

The Memorial concert was a great success with Beautiful music from Craig Odgen, Lauren Scott, Travis Finch, Chris Acquavella and the Trinity Laban String Ensemble. A huge thanks to all those that attended we hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did, the profits from the concert have been added to the memorial, if you would like to make a donation please see the memorial fund tab for more details

Also at the concert Ali was posthumously awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Trinity Laban and honour she would have been very proud to receive.