Steve Reeves has been Principal Bass with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 1989. Prior to joining the MSO, he held principal positions with Orchestra Victoria and The West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, he has appeared with the Melbourne Symphony, the Academy of Melbourne, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and the Hunter Orchestra, and has given recitals in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. He presented recitals and worked with the Young Bassists programs at the 2001 and 2003 International Society of Bassists Conventions in Indianapolis and Richmond Virginia.
He studied with Gary Karr at the Hartt School of Music, Eugene Levinson at Julliard, Knut Guettler in Oslo and Anthony Woodrow in Amsterdam.
Steve teaches bass at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has tutored for the Australian Youth Orchestra, National Music Camp, the first Australian National Bass Conference, coordinated a lower strings program for the Australian National Academy of Music, and conducted masterclasses in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and Fort Worth.