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.