Moccio’s musical life began with piano lessons at the age of 4. After an award-winning career through adolescence, he went on to complete an honours degree in composition and piano performance at the University of Western Ontario. He was offered a scholarship to the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston, but instead chose to focus on developing his professional career, signing a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing at the age of 22. Throughout his 8-year tenure at Sony/ATV, he matured as a songwriter, producer, arranger and performer, leaving in 2003 to form his own publishing company, Sing Little Penguin Inc. During this time he recorded and produced two solo piano records, 2006's Exposure, and the most recent release, Color, featuring the arrangement of famed composer William Ross.
In addition to the aforementioned superstars, Moccio has also written songs for Olivia Newton-John and international chanteuse Hayley Westenra, as well as pop sensations JC Chasez (former *NSYNC) and Nick Lachey, and Canadian icons Randy Bachman, Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan, Edwin, Philosopher Kings and Prozzak, Nikki Yanofsky.
As an arranger, Moccio has worked with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, members of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. At the Fox Studios in Los Anglese, Moccio worked alongside William Ross in collaboration on "I Believe", performed by Nikki Yanofsky, the official theme song of the Vancvouer 2010 Olympics and on orchestral pieces for his sophomore solo piano Album, Color. Moccio is regarded internationally as one of the world’s premier talents.
Moccio’s talent as both a performer and entertainer has taken him across Canada several times, touring with notable artists from the Sony Music roster. He has shared the stage with Randy Bachman, Sophie Milman, and was a featured artist at former US President Bill Clinton’s recent 60th birthday celebration in Toronto, alongside Josh Groban, Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah McLachlan and James Taylor. Moccio was invited to return for a second year as the featured performer at the prestigious Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Gala where he performed for a celebrated audience, including inductee Joni Mitchell. Most recently, Stephan was asked by the Prime Minister\‘s Office to host and perform at the G-20 Gala, where he introduced the leaders of the world and entertained them with his music.
Constantly evolving, Moccio’s own solo performances in support of his successful albums are dynamic and engaging – he peppers his moving renditions of album tracks with stories which draw from the experiences of his relatively short but expansive career, shattering audience pre-conceptions about piano players to reveal a charming, accessible and grounded performer whose youthful exuberance captivates even the most fickle fan.